Mason’s Pouting + Slow Start + Kerley’s Recent Play + Msg Needed to be sent to rest of team = 1-Way Ticket out of NY for Dee
10/12/11 7:42 AM
The New York Jets are 2-3 and many are questioning if it’s time to put a fork in this year’s super bowl aspirations. It’s no secret that many are unhappy with the production of the offense and a report came out yesterday that the 3 WR’s were complaining about the direction of the offense. Well apparently one of the complainers is no longer with the team. Derrick Mason was traded to Houston last night.
The announcement came out of nowhere and with the trade deadline looming next Tuesday, Mason was made an example of to possibly get this team on high alert.
RichCimini#Jets make trade, send Derrick Mason to Texans for conditional draft pick, according to Houston Chronicle.
10/11/11 10:21 PM
RichCimini#Jets get Mason’s salary off the books, but he ended up costing them $670k (roster bonus + 5 wks pay).
10/12/11 12:32 AM
Derrick played only four games (five if you want to count the six plays he was in for the NE game) and put up 13 catches for 115 yards and no TDs. Will the Jets miss his production, NO, and they are fortunate to have Kerley, the rookie, who stepped up and scored his first TD last week as Mason’s replacement.
Derrick reportedly was slow to pick up on the offense which is surprising since he comes from Baltimore who ran a similar one as the Jets. Was Mason not dedicated to the team and putting in his time? Did he have other things on his mind?
One thing is for certain is that he was traveling back to his family every weekend in Nashville according to his tweets but as a long time veteran at age 37 with young kids, I don’t blame the guy in the least. Here is Derrick’s tweets about his travels and his family. I think it was tearing him up to have to leave them.
Ha ing a very good day! About to pick my two Angela up from school, can’t wait to see there beautiful faces!!
9/27/11 4:11 PM
So proud of my children! They both r doing great in school! I’m not surprised just a proud papa.. Hahaha
9/23/11 1:58 PM
Fathers dnt be afraid to kiss and tell ur sons you love them every day! That makes them stronger men when they get older!!
9/23/11 2:01 PM
And alway stress to ur daughters how beautiful and special they are!
9/23/11 2:03 PM
I don’t think his traveling lead to his departure, but I’m sure if you combine his complaining, with his production and the rise of young Kerley, maybe Mason became the scapegoat and the shot in the arm the Jets needed to wake with team up from it’s current haze.
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