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  1. jgb95

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    Ravens | Mason could be on the block
    Wed, 21 Mar 2007 20:37:55 -0700

    Mike Preston, reporting for the Sporting News, reports it wouldn't be surprising if the Baltimore Ravens were shopping veteran WR Derrick Mason. Mason expressed dissatisfaction with his role in the offense at the end of the season, a recurring topic the past two years. The Ravens have enough talent and depth to trade him.


    I know the PATS offered him a pretty big contract when he was available. We could now get him without haveing to pay him a Bonus.
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    has a team ever carried 7 WR's?
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    It feels strange saying this, but do we need more receivers? Of course the thought of Mason, Stallworth, and Welker being our receivers makes me shiver.
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    Had his chance to be a Patriot....

    *** him and his henpecked *****.:mad:
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    I don't think they would. If this happened:
    Stallworth, Mason, and Welker would be locks
    Brown, Calwell, Gaffney, and Washington would be competing for 2 spots.
    Jackson starts on PUP and either moves to IR or fills in if someone goes down in the first 9 weeks.
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    Dear Ravens,

    Here's Caldwell and a conditional 4rd round pick. Knock yourselves out.
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    Exactly. Also, do we really want a receiver who is going to ***** about not getting enough receptions? We are set at receiver, let's invest in other areas (i.e., db and lb).
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    Something tells me they'd have no problem cutting Washington, Gafney, or Caldwell if they were able to bring in Mason.
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    Why?

    1. Caldwell had better numbers than Mason last year.
    2. Caldwell knows the offense.
    3. Mason complained about his role in another offense. Do you really think he wouldn't complain here?
    4. He had a chance to sign here before - as Sey said "he had his chance."
    5. Caldwell's cheaper.
    6. Caldwell's six years younger.
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    caldwell's better and younger than mason.

    mason hasn't done much the last few years.

    if they could have him in a four receiver rotation for cheap bucks but it ain't happenin'

    he should've had the nuts to come here and tell his wife so.
    she ran him and now he pays.
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    coool looks like we will have the chemistry and body language threads back for this year too ...get rid of all the receivers and replace with new ones :rocker:
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    by the way, this would be nice if they lost him and didn't replce him, it would hurt the raven a little, even though he hasn't been that good. teams could just focus their coverages on mark clayton and stopping mcgahee.

    something tells me they'd replace him though.
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    I love our receiving corps, so screw him.
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    No thanks. Mason and his wife had their chance. Now he's older and we already have too many receivers.
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    Yeah, lets dump gaffney and caldwell, or lets send caldwell and a 4th round pick over to the ravens for a punk ass over the hill receiver who cant even produce for the ravens. The RAVENS! Their receiving core shouldve made him and heap the only viable options. The receivers we have are better,younger, and cheaper. Mason turned down the chance to come here when their was a large sum of money on the table. Thank GOD, becuz he probably wouldnt have amounted to anything here neither.
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    Well this is just silly. Mason was in a totally different offensive system in Baltimore. You can't necessarily blame him for everything on that side of the ball.
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    If he was unsuccessful with McNair at the helm, whom he is very familiar with as his QB, I don't think he'd be worth the money. Caldwell, Brown, and Gaffney are familiar with the system.
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    The general point stands, however. He’s a 33yo decent receiver who complains about his role in the offense. What would happen here, where the ball is spread around so much? He had his chance to be here and declined. End of story. I sure as hell don’t want to see him brought in at the expense of Caldwell (or even Gaffney, who is younger and cheaper and has started to learn the system). And I DEFINITELY don’t want to give up any draft picks for the guy.
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    I dont think their is anything silly about what I said. I didnt blame him for anything on the offensive side of the ball. Just blamed him for not tearin it up, which is what he couldve done. He didnt play badly, but he didnt play to his capabilities nor did he play up to how much hes being paid.
    Also, if he is going to ***** about how he was being used in the Ravens O, what makes you think he wont ***** about brady spreading the ball out???
    I can see it coming from Masons mouth already.
    "C'mon Tom, why do u keep hitting welker and Caldwell on third down? I was open."
    "Why does Donte get all of the deep balls? Ive been in this league for over 11 yrs. Im in my prime. Throw me the ball."

    No thanx. Mason is old and over the hill. He would only continue to regress in our system. Thats why I dont want him.
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    And there is nothing silly about this comment? C'mon now.
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    Exactly. You don’t trade a good, cheap, 27yo receiver PLUS a 4th round pick for an expensive 33yo receiver with worse numbers(and a bad attitude). That would be a Matt Millen move. IMO, of course.
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    Derrick Mason had his chance to be a Patriot a couple years ago, but he's too p**sy-whipped and let his wife decide they weren't coming to New England.
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    I'll never say never - but I don't see this happening with the Patriots.

    It's not that his numbers are bad - they are not... but compare his production last year with Wes Welker and you'll see they are very comparable.

    I'm never averse to adding a quality player like Mason, but I think we can all agree that other positions are higher priorities right now.

    Even those of us who were most outspoken about our needs at WR now feel very very good about heading into the season with this WR roster... adding a WR and pushing a good #3 WR (Caldwell or Gaffney) down to #4 doesn't strike me as something that needs to be a priority.
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    When did Reche Caldwell become a good young receiver the team couldn't lose? And in case you guys aren't aware they only have him signed for this year anyway.

    If they love Caldwell they can still cut Washington or Gafney. I know little about Mason except that NE liked him enough to extend him his biggest offer a couple years ago.

    I'm not saying they should try to sign him, what I'm saying is that if they want him Washington, Gafney, and Caldwell won't get in the way.
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    #12 Jersey

    Derrick Mason would have looked nice on the Pats a couple yrs ago, but it has no chance of happening, Im happy with the wr situation now, plus we are going to draft one, and Troy Brown is some where on the Foxboro grounds, still deciding what to do.. No chance , and I dont want Derrick Mason..
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    #12 Jersey

    And I also want to see Kelly Washington firs before we decide he is no good...
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    This time of season is great....

    You know why?

    Because I know when players are released because someone always posts "you think we should get him?".

    This off season is the same as most of the others. The list goes on and on... Donnie Edwards, Ed Hartwell, Kevin Curtis, Sammy Knight (?), Michael Lewis, Clement, etc

    Sorry for not parcipating in the wish and wanting posts as often as have in the past on other boards, but this off season has been a dream thus far. No need to act like a dumpster diver any more. Or until next season.
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    I didn't read the whole thread. Just say NO to Derrick Mason. Why? We don't need him. Simple.
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    Washington is a no risk high reward potential.
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    I would say this happened last year when he was the team’s leading receiver and had better numbers than Mason. He is younger by six years (27yo to 33yo). He’s cheaper. Why would anyone in their right mind trade their leading receiver PLUS a draft pick for a 33yo receiver who didn’t want to come here two years ago and who complains about not getting enough attention? It makes no sense whatsoever. None.

    And as to him being signed only for this year - I would rather extend him than take on Mason.

    Washington and Gaffney are young guys with talent and cheap contracts. They are possible future 2nd/3rd WRs. Mason was once an excellent receiver. He is now a 33yo guy whose numbers have declined and is on the downside of his career. He also has a big contract and a big ego. I’d rather see them take their chances on these two.

    I disagree completely.
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