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RJ
07-13-2009, 05:44 PM
Maybe McNair's death bummed him out so much he didn't want to play anymore.

Not a HOF'er, but a very respectable career.

From Rotoworld:

Derrick Mason surprisingly announced his retirement from pro football Monday.

The announcement comes on JockLife.com, a website owned by Mason's agents Peter Schaffer and Lamont Smith. It's legit. Mason was coming off shoulder surgery and requested a pay raise earlier this offseason, but says this decision is based more on emotions. "Emotionally I am just not that enthused." Assuming Mason doesn't change his mind, the Ravens are woefully thin at wideout with Mark Clayton and Demetrius Williams atop the depth chart. Mason finishes his career with 790 catches, good for 23rd all time. Jul. 13 - 5:14 pm et
Source: JockLife.com

Simply Red
07-13-2009, 05:47 PM
man, good player fo sho'

Buck
07-13-2009, 05:51 PM
Derrick Mason

790 Receptions / 10061 Yds / 55 TDs (3 are Return TDs)

Art Monk

940 Receptions / 12721 Yds / 68 TDs

Mason is one or two good seasons away from matching Monk's HOF numbers.

Reaper16
07-13-2009, 05:54 PM
Derrick Mason

790 Receptions / 10061 Yds / 55 TDs (3 are Return TDs)

Art Monk

150 Receptions / 12721 Yds / 68 TDs

Mason is one or two good seasons away from matching Monk's HOF numbers.
I don't think that is even mathematically possible.

Buck
07-13-2009, 05:57 PM
I don't think that is even mathematically possible.

Technically it is if he averaged 85 yards per catch.

Rain Man
07-13-2009, 06:06 PM
Wow, I was just about to draft the guy in our alternative football league.

KCChiefsMan
07-13-2009, 06:07 PM
he had a great career, good player.

Reaper16
07-13-2009, 06:09 PM
Technically it is if he averaged 85 yards per catch.
I don't think that he could have that few touchdowns with that average, which is what I was getting at.

Buck
07-13-2009, 06:17 PM
I don't think that he could have that few touchdowns with that average, which is what I was getting at.

I understand where you are coming from, but Mathematically its possible.

I'm the moran who wrote it wrong though.

dshyne101
07-13-2009, 06:19 PM
well atleast we dont have to worry bout him for our 1st game of the season now!!!

Reaper16
07-13-2009, 06:21 PM
I understand where you are coming from, but Mathematically its possible.

I'm the moran who wrote it wrong though.
The yardage, yeah. But the football field is only 100 yards. If he is averageing 85 per catch, then I think that he'd have more than 68 TDs.

RJ
07-13-2009, 06:22 PM
The Ravens (my "other" team) were already in need of receiving help. As of now, their top two guys are Mark Clayton and Demetrius Williams. Look for Anquan Boldin's name to surface again soon.

RJ
07-13-2009, 06:23 PM
The yardage, yeah. But the football field is only 100 yards. If he is averageing 85 per catch, then I think that he'd have more than 68 TDs.


His YAC numbers were terrible.

Tuckdaddy
07-13-2009, 06:37 PM
Good for him giving some rookie a shot.

Mizzou_8541
07-13-2009, 06:57 PM
Bring him in for a look.

Buehler445
07-13-2009, 07:00 PM
He was THE receiver for them last year in the last few games. He didn't even use one arm and he was still clutch.

chefsos
07-13-2009, 07:03 PM
B'more needed help at WR even with Mason. They're gonna have to go get somebody now, for sure. Mason's a warrior, though. He played damn well last year with one arm almost literally tied behind his back.

chiefbowe82
07-13-2009, 08:07 PM
now all we have to do is stop the run week 1

FAX
07-13-2009, 08:29 PM
Wow. This is news.

Mason was/is one hell of a receiver. Always somehow below the media radar, though. All he does is make catches ... and some damn tough ones, too. I'm sorry to hear that he decided to retire like this.

He's a smart guy, though, and I'm sure he was smart with his money.

FAX

chiefs1111
07-13-2009, 08:34 PM
good player and pretty good career

RJ
07-13-2009, 10:11 PM
On the other hand.....


http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/bal-derrick-mason-0713,0,4346245.story


Wide receiver Derrick Mason abruptly announced his retirement Monday, a decision that surprised and confused the Ravens.

Mason, 35, the Ravens' No. 1 receiver, was entering the final year of his five-year, $20 million contract and was seeking an extension. The Ravens publicly said they were agreeable to a new contract, but no deal was imminent.

Mason's retirement would leave a huge void at wide receiver and mark a drastic setback for a team that reached the AFC championship game. But it's still unclear whether Mason intends to follow through with his retirement.

"This is a decision that I've made," Mason told ESPN News. "If I do change my mind, it won't be because of the Ravens. It'll be because of some other things -- my family and talking with other people. I still got to talk with some coaches over there. As far as financially, I don't think they can do anything to sway me."

The Ravens were caught off guard by the news especially because Mason said he has not been "enthused to get up and work out." A team official said Mason worked out at team headquarters only hours before his announcement.

"For any player to retire, he has to send a letter to the NFL stating this," said Kevin Byrne, the Ravens' senior vice president of public relations. "Derrick Mason has not done that."

There has been speculation that Mason could be using retirement as leverage for a new contract. When he first sought an extension in March, Mason said he didn't know whether he would return to the Ravens without a new deal and would "explore other options" if he didn't have one. He would have earned $3 million this season.

Lamont Smith, Mason's agent, confirmed that the 12-year veteran has retired in an e-mail to The Baltimore Sun. Mason, who played eight seasons with Tennessee and four with the Ravens, did not return phone calls from The Sun.

Mason's decision came two days after the funeral of quarterback Steve McNair, a longtime friend and teammate who was shot and killed. Mason spoke at McNair's memorial service Thursday.

"I have been thinking about this since the season ended," Mason told jocklife.com, the Web site that first reported the announcement and shares the same address as Mason's agent. "Emotionally I am just not that enthused. I have not been that enthused to get up and work out. ... It was getting to that point. This decision has nothing to do with the contract situation; I have made enough money, more than enough money.

"Emotionally there are things that are more important. It's time right now. I don't know what's going to happen from here, but it's going to be really nice to see what life has in store for me. What I want people to remember about my NFL career is that I played hard ... played hard in practice and the game. I tried to make everyone better and would do anything to help."

Without Mason, there would be a huge hole in the Ravens' offense. Over the past two seasons, Mason has caught 183 passes -- more than twice as many as any other Ravens receiver over that span.

Joe Flacco's top wide receivers would be Mark Clayton and Demetrius Williams, two young players who have yet to meet expectations. The Ravens' would-be third receiver, Marcus Smith, didn't catch a pass in his rookie season.

Clayton, one of Mason's closest friends on the Ravens, was in disbelief when told of Mason's retirement.

"We don't know for sure," Clayton said. "I hope not, and I don't think it's true. I haven't heard that."

Only 16 days before veterans report to training camp, the Ravens' options to replace Mason are limited.

In gaining $3 million in salary cap room from Mason's retirement, the Ravens could sign a free agent. The top receiver available is Marvin Harrison, who had 60 catches and five touchdowns last season for the Indianapolis Colts.

Another possibility is revisiting a trade for either Anquan Boldin or Brandon Marshall. The Ravens had talks with the Arizona Cardinals before the NFL draft about Boldin, but they considered the asking price (picks in the first and third rounds) too steep. The team also explored the possibility of trading for Denver Broncos wide receiver Marshall, but the Ravens' interest never became serious because of his legal troubles.

Mason said the Ravens don't necessarily need to add an additional receiver.

"I have left them in great hands," Mason told jocklife.com. "Mark Clayton is a younger version of me. Williams can be a true player; he can be in the elite class. Smith, [Justin] Harper, [Kelley] Washington, they all are a young group that can only be better with Joe in the backfield."

Since he left the Titans to join the Ravens, Mason has recorded the three highest single-season totals for catches (103 in 2007, 86 in 2005 and 80 in 2008).

Last season, Mason led the Ravens with 80 receptions (which tied for 16th in the NFL) for 1,037 yards and five touchdowns despite playing the entire second half of the year with a shoulder injury.

After having successful shoulder surgery earlier this year, Mason conflicted with team officials about when he would return this summer. Mason speculated that he could miss a significant portion of training camp, but Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he didn't think Mason would be sidelined for an extended period.

A fourth-round pick in 1997, Mason has 790 catches for 10,061 yards and 52 touchdowns in his career. He is one of only three players in NFL history to produce more than 10,000 receiving yards and 2,500 return yards (Tim Brown and Irving Fryar are the others).

"I have had a tremendous career, and I played for two great teams. I had fun," Mason told jocklife.com. "In my career, I have been able to do everything but win a Super Bowl. I've had the opportunity to play on great teams and with great players. After 12 years, I have seen it all and done it all.

"Right now, I am content with the decision I am making. All good things come to an end, and I am ready to see what else life has to offer."

Baltimore Sun reporter Edward Lee contributed to this article.

Copyright 2009, The Baltimore Sun

LaChapelle
07-13-2009, 10:43 PM
Koren's agent is on the phone.

Koren Robinson is waiting for team to call
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on July 13, 2009 10:21 PM
Add Koren Robinson to the long list of receivers ready for any job that opens in August.

ESPN's John Clayton reports that Robinson is staying in shape and waiting for a team to call.

The Seahawks called on Robinson after Week Two last season, and he filled in admirably, considering the circumstances. The ninth overall pick from the 2001 draft posted 400 yards in twelve games.

Seattle and Green Bay are the most likely landing spots if injuries strike, since he is most familiar with their offensive systems.

Buehler445
07-13-2009, 10:47 PM
I was thinking, Mason's play while injury was one of the more gritty performances I've seen.

Chocolate Hog
07-14-2009, 12:54 AM
Chiefs can beat Balimore especially now that Mason retired.

The Bad Guy
07-14-2009, 01:06 AM
Chiefs can beat Balimore especially now that Mason retired.

Highly unlikely.

Chocolate Hog
07-14-2009, 01:10 AM
Highly unlikely.

Baltimore is a one dimonisnal team if they can't run the ball they won't win unless we turn the ball over.

Chiefnj2
07-14-2009, 08:45 AM
Did the Coalition board shut down or something? The Planet has been inundated with delusional homers the last few weeks.

cdcox
07-14-2009, 08:54 AM
Baltimore is a one dimonisnal team if they can't run the ball they won't win unless we turn the ball over.

I'm trying to figure out if the Chiefs have any dimensions on offense.

Bwana
07-14-2009, 09:01 AM
I'm trying to figure out if the Chiefs have any dimensions on offense.

That's what I was thinking. We are limited at WR / TE and the OL is still a huge question mark at best. The way it stands right now, LJ won't have many holes to run through and our QB won't have much to throw to. We still need a lot of key players to make a run. We will get there, but we are not in the ball park yet.

Chocolate Hog
07-14-2009, 09:05 AM
Did the Coalition board shut down or something? The Planet has been inundated with delusional homers the last few weeks.

Ah yes spoken like someone who has no clue about football. On defense how do you try to beat a team? You make the other teams offense one dimensional. Now tell me how will Baltimore score points if they don't run the ball? This is the NFL any team can beat any team in the league.

Chocolate Hog
07-14-2009, 09:06 AM
I'm trying to figure out if the Chiefs have any dimensions on offense.

Throwing the ball. We have one of the most dynamic offensive coaches for a HC.

Bwana
07-14-2009, 09:09 AM
Throwing the ball. We have one of the most dynamic offensive coaches for a HC.

Which will come into full play in a year or two. This year, not so much IMHO.

Buehler445
07-14-2009, 09:24 AM
Chiefs can beat Balimore especially now that Mason retired.

Dude, we're going to get ass stomped. There is no way our offense does shit against that D. Especially the first game in the season.

As far as being one dimensional, they were one dimensional last year until the last few games and they still beat people.

As shitty of a HC as Cameron was, he is a good OC and will find ways to get production. Even if it is lining up backup OTs at TE and running it even though you know it is coming. They did that last year too.
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Chiefnj2
07-14-2009, 09:28 AM
Ah yes spoken like someone who has no clue about football. On defense how do you try to beat a team? You make the other teams offense one dimensional. Now tell me how will Baltimore score points if they don't run the ball? This is the NFL any team can beat any team in the league.

One team made it to the conference championship, the other team won 2 games all year.