So I guess complaining about his role in the offense didn’t help much for Derrick Mason, as the New York Jets informed he was traded to the Houston Texans last night, for a conditional seventh-round draft pick. The Texans are seven point underdogs in the NFL betting lines to face Mason’s ex team, the Baltimore Ravens.
Apparently, Mason organized a meeting with Rex Ryan and the other two receivers, Plaxico Burress and Santonio Holmes to complain about the offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. Ryan said that was not the case, and he just wanted to give rookie Jeremy Kerley a bigger role.
“I’m not part of it,” Mason said about his role in the offensive scheme. “I come here and do what they ask me to do and play good football. I’ve always said the play-caller makes the play-calls and the players have got to make them work. If we make them work, then they’re great play callers. If we don’t make them work then, everyone wants to jump on the OC”.
Some other sources think Mason didn’t learn the playbook as quick as Ryan would expect, and that had the head coach a little disappointed. Derrick Mason promised he would catch at least 80 passes this season playing in the slot for the Jets; he had 13 reception in five games.
“I think Derrick’s an excellent receiver, and quite honestly … he’ll have his opportunities in the future,” Ryan said. ”Guys, let’s face it, I thought he’d catch 80 to 90 balls and that hasn’t happened,” Ryan added.
If you think about it, the Jets haven’t won in three games, and now they look weaker in the wide receiver position; that’s how bad they wanted to get ride off Mason. Their number fourth receiver now is Patrick Turner.
The Jets are a horrible team to bet on, they are 1-4 against the NFL betting spread so far in the season, and they are so unstable that you never know what you’ll get with them.
For the Texans, well, they have Andre Johnson injured and despite Mason won’t play that role, they think he could give some contribution to the team.