Derrick Mason Retires, but Not Before Taking Some Shots at the Jets

Derrick Mason always thought he was a little bit better than he was.

He will retire with very good numbers and he was a consistent receiver, but never a dominant one.

He believes he was the scapegoat for the Jets failures even though I would say 90% of the people don’t even remember him playing with the Jets.

Here is what he had to say.

Mason believes the Jets’ continued dysfunction after he was traded is evidence that he was used as a scapegoat.

“They were a mess,” Mason said. “It was a cluster you-know-what.

“You don’t see stuff like this, it’s not the norm. Before I left, you could see it materializing. Things heated up. If I was the problem, it would have stopped. If I was the guy complaining, it would have stopped. I wasn’t the cancer in the locker room.”