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With Derrick Mason traded, it can be easy in retrospect to just whitewash what happened and blithely say that this will make the team better in the long run — thereby assuaging any concerns we have about just how the Jets offense is currently struggling. Yesterday I made clear my reasons why the moved bothered me, but in trying to present the other side of the coin.
The truth is that it might be better without Mason, and I will try to explain why.
Is Less More?
After the loss to the Raiders, Rex made it clear that he really wanted to get back to his "ground and pound" style of offense. Which based on the way the team has played so far this season isn’t necessarily a bad decision. So if the Jets are going to run the ball more, it of course means they’re going to throw the ball less. If you are then thrown ball less, then there’s going to be more cantankerous wide receivers aren’t getting enough "love" from their quarterback because there just aren’t enough b...
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Recently the Texans have acquired WR Derrick Mason from the Jets, and no he is not a rookie. He’s played for 15 years and has accumulated over 12,000 yards (that’s 2,500 more than WR Andre Johnson). He spent his career in Tennessee and Baltimore, where he is the all time leader in receptions, and has won 2 been to the Pro Bowl twice.So why did the Texans spend money on a future...
Mason, you're out. Kerley, you're in. Love. It.If you're just waking up Jets fans, you've probably heard the news. The green-and-white have jettisoned Derrick Mason to Houston for a conditional draft pick. I won't sugar coat and play revisionist history. Here's how we translate the news.1. Failed Experiment: We took a shot on Mason. Swing and a miss. Fine...
Here’s some coverage from last night about the Derrick Mason trade, including reaction from SNY’s Ray Lucas.
The New York Jets have traded veteran wide receiver Derrick Mason to the Houston Texans for an undisclosed draft pick.
Mason had appeared in five games with New York after he left Baltimore to sign with the Jets during the offseason.
Mason is expected to provide depth for the Texans, who are currently missing star wideout Andre Johnson because of injury.
This season, Mason has...
Let the Jets trashing begin.Former New York WR Derrick Mason seems pretty happy about being traded to the Houston Texans.Calling it a ”breath of fresh air”, Mason is in a “situation where they want you & they believe in what you … [visit site to read more]Former Jets Mason calls Houston a “breath of fresh air” - The Jet Press - The Jet Press - A New York Jets Fan...
Two months ago, the Jets talked about Derrick Mason catching 100 passes and being like a third starting wide receiver.
Yesterday, they tried to explain why they dumped him eight weeks later, trading the wide receiver to the Texans on Tuesday. But the spin coming from the Jets did not...
Only days after he reportedly was benched for running his mouth, receiver Derrick Mason has been shipped to the Texans, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Per McClain, the Jets traded Mason to the Texans for a conditional draft choice. The move caps a surreal series of events in which: (1) the New…
A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the New York Jets have agreed to trade wide receiver Derrick Mason to the Houston Texans for an undisclosed draft pick. Tuesday night's move comes just five games into Mason's stint with the Jets after he signed with them and reunited with Rex Ryan in early August.
Wide receiver Derrick Mason never made much of an impact this season with the New York Jets. It was reported that this past weekend Mason was benched because he ended up complaining to Jets head coach Rex Ryan about not getting enough passes thrown his way. Now according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, [...]
The Texans official site updated their roster moves today after the trade for WR Derrick Mason:
The Texans have traded the New York Jets a conditional 2012 draft pick for veteran wide receiver Derrick Mason. They also have signed wide reciever Trindon Holliday and outside linebacker Jesse Nading to the active roster.
Holliday will return punts and kickoffs, allowing receiver Jacoby...
Boone suggests the Jets need to get it right, right now. [Newsday]
Duff McKagan from Guns N Roses (yes, you read that right) empathizes for New York. [ESPN]
Cimini begins his scouting of the Dolphins. [ESPN NY]
The Record looks ahead as well. [Bergen Record]
More on the Derrick Mason trade. [AP]
The Occupy Florham Park movement is growing … [CBS NY]
Digs gives some last thoughts...
FLORHAM PARK–In case you haven’t heard, Derrick Mason has been traded to the Houston Texans for a reported conditional seventh round Draft pick.
GM Mike Tannenbaum spoke this morning and said, “Suffice it to say [Mason] didn’t play at the level he had hoped and we had hoped.” Tannenbaum insisted that the trade was based totally on Mason’s on-the-field performance and...
The Jets keep looking dumber and dumber on this Derrick Mason deal, denying the existence or impact of events that surely influence their decision-making process. Rex Ryan, as much as he hates to admit it, turns out to be like most other pro football coaches when the temperature flares. He has his limits.
New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley recorded his first career touchdown reception and Andy Dalton let the Bengals to a win over the Jaguars in Week 5.