Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder and Ravens receiver Derrick Mason will meet on the field on Sunday after an entertaining week of going back and forth in the media.
It started on Thursday, when Crowder was talking about the Ravens’ offense and said he couldn’t remember who the Ravens’ veteran receiver was. After a reporter told him he was thinking of Mason, Crowder said, “There you go. Mason. The old guy.”
When told that he was described in those terms, Mason at first took the high road and said that he’s proud to be a productive player in his mid-to-late-30s.
“In the corporate world, I probably couldn’t even be somebody’s CEO because I’m too young,” Mason said. “A lot of people around this league wish, at 36, that they could play at the level that I’m playing at. There’s only one other guy that’s playing at this level when he’s 36, and that’s Terrell Owens. There’s a lot of other guys wishing they could play at this level, i.e. Crowder, at the age of 36.”
For the record, Crowder is 26 years old. Mason scoffed at Crowder’s youth.
“He’s what, 20-something?” Mason said of Crowder. “He was still peeing on himself when I was playing football.”