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Source: Jets trade Mason to Texans

Posted on: October 11, 2011 10:16 pm
Edited on: October 11, 2011 10:44 pm
 
I wrote after the Jets-Patriots game, after Derrick Mason was basically benched, the Jets would either keep benching Mason or cut him altogether. I didn't mention the other option: a trade.

I've confirmed a Houston Chronicle report that Mason was traded from the Jets to Houston. I've been told it's a low round pick. The newspaper reported it was a conditional pick.

This move has some interesting ramifications:

1. Is Andre Johnson's hamstring healing slower than expected? Or are the Texans simply looking for more depth? Maybe it's a combination of the two.

2. Rex Ryan is making a statement to his team. And I don't care if he says publicly Mason was benched to get other players reps. No way. Mason was sent packing because he publicly complained about the offense.

3. Mason is actually in a better place. He goes to an offense light years ahead of New York's.

4. Mason may have failed with the Jets but I get the feeling he'll do pretty well with the Texans.

Category: NFL
Tags: Texans
 
Comments

Since: Dec 6, 2009
Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:50 am
 

Source: Jets trade Mason to Texans

We who?  Who's fn payroll are you on.



Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:37 am
 

Source: Jets trade Mason to Texans

J-E-T-S SUCK SUCK BLOW!!!!  Can't wait to steamroll that excuse of a team, franchise, and fans TWICE this year.  LET'S GO BUFFALO!!!



Since: Nov 10, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:35 am
 

Source: Jets trade Mason to Texans

This move isn't worth so much as a whimper, so why all the fuss?  The Texans get an over-the-hill receiver who's done little in recent years (why didn't they just call Jerry Rice?), and Rex Ryan gets another baloney sandwich.  The way it looks presently, neither team will be much of a factor come playoff time, and this won't make any difference.



Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:32 am
 

Source: Jets trade Mason to Texans

@ aldogs420.... I like that...lol!!! I talked to a lot of people who are almost ready to retire, and they all say they lay low and don't rock the boat!!!! Nice!!!!



Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:17 am
 

Source: Jets trade Mason to Texans

It's because the JETS rely more on defense and the ground game so Mason as a #3 WR fits in very badly in New York. You don't complain to your new boss because you are not getting the attention you were used to at your old firm. When you are more towards retirement you don't complain about anything period.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:16 am
 

Source: Jets trade Mason to Texans

Doesnt really matter who Houston gets on their team.They always find a way to lose.They are a .500 team at best and thats all they will ever be...LOSERS !!!!


Hi Cowboys fan.



Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:14 am
 

Source: Jets trade Mason to Texans

And then maybe he can get traded to the Jaguars next week...




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:09 am
 

Source: Jets trade Mason to Texans

Good move. Noone else is stepping up as the #2 (wr, that is). Still don't know why they signed Jacoby Jones for three more seasons.



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:05 am
 

Source: Jets trade Mason to Texans

Wow so instead of addressing your problems and looking to improve, you ignore all criticisms and get rid of people that speak up.  I've seen this same philosophy in the business world many times, invariably these companies eventually fail.



Since: Sep 7, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 9:52 am
 

Source: Jets trade Mason to Texans

Got to be kidding. About Shaun Ellis , he is the reason New Jersey won that playoff game against the Pats last year he spent the whole game in the backfield , Joe McKnight is. Good return man , but a medicore back at best as Ryan knew when he drafted him out of USC (where he was a average college player at best ) wood head is a better player catching out of the backfield , and the patriot offense was explosive against New Jersey's. Great defense. Sunday even without wood head and another thought ,the patriots get Kevin Faulk off IR. Next week


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