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Derrick Mason and Joe Flacco had to be separated after “heated exchange”

D. Mason

Apparently, Derrick Mason is known for speaking his mind on the sidelines, whether it is to his coaches or his quarterback.

That’s why Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun says that Mason’s two exchanges on the sideline of Sunday’s win over the Panthers isn’t a huge deal.  Mason reportedly had a “very heated exchange” with quarterback Joe Flacco in the second half.

Mason apparently wasn’t happy that Flacco was late in getting a pass to him.  The two players had to be separated by other players and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron played mediator.

Earlier in the game, Cameron was the subject of Mason’s ire.  Mason was reportedly irritated about the Ravens’ pace not being fast enough and he “exchanged a few words” with Cameron.

We don’t think this is a huge deal, partly because the Ravens are reportedly used to it.

“After having dealt with Mason through the years, the team considers it just another day at the office,” Preston writes.

Mason has 447 yards this year, which is down from his pace of the last few years.  Still, it’s more than we’d expect considering all the additions to the offense.  Keeping everyone happy on Baltimore’s offense has proven to be a new challenge for Flacco and Cameron this year.

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27 Responses to “Derrick Mason and Joe Flacco had to be separated after “heated exchange””
  1. rickah8888 says: Nov 22, 2010 1:25 PM

    Pretty much part of the “thug mentality” that is the Baltimore Ravens!

  2. nopuntintended says: Nov 22, 2010 1:35 PM

    You don’t think it’s a big deal.
    The Ravens don’t think it’s a big deal.

    Makes sense that it qualifies as news, then.

  3. FinFan68 says: Nov 22, 2010 1:42 PM

    Is it me, or is there a lot more stupid drama all over the league this year? It seems the entire NFL has adopted a WWE mentality of stupid aggression, shameless self-promotion, junior high type tit-for-tat rumours, and general low class behavior with little professionalism.

  4. kevo126 says: Nov 22, 2010 1:56 PM

    mike preston is a joke. stop reporting on anything he says. he is clueless.

  5. andyprough says: Nov 22, 2010 1:57 PM

    This is why Baltimore still needs to start wearing some big-boy pants. A guy like Derrick Mason can get away with this garbage on the Ravens. If he was on the Steelers, no way he would get away with screaming at Ben and Arians and Tomlin

    He’s lucky that Ray Lewis is out on the field while he is throwing his little tantrums

  6. myspaceyourface says: Nov 22, 2010 2:00 PM

    True Dat Homey. . . .

    Mason said, “your unibrow is hindering your vision and accuracy”

    Flacco said, “pay yo child support”

  7. flyingelvislogosucksbringbackpatpatriot says: Nov 22, 2010 2:01 PM

    I was disappointed when he didn’t sign with the Pats in the day because his lovely wife didn’t like the New England Area and preferred Baltimore. Must be a cultural thing I guess. Thank you Mrs. Mason, I didn’t know till now he is as big a jerk as you.

  8. liquidmuse3 says: Nov 22, 2010 2:14 PM

    @ FinFan—it’s called the 2010 media, & its ability to catch everything now. I really think that’s about it…

  9. domeunit says: Nov 22, 2010 2:18 PM

    oh yeah I forgot, arguments on the sideline only happen with the Ravens…get real, you’re a fool if you believe that for even a minute. That being said, Flacco is in charge of the offense, not Mason…so he needs to just shut his mouth, catch his 4-5 passes a game and continue to do his job

  10. edgarpoe2 says: Nov 22, 2010 2:27 PM

    andyprough says:
    Nov 22, 2010 1:57 PM
    This is why Baltimore still needs to start wearing some big-boy pants. A guy like Derrick Mason can get away with this garbage on the Ravens. If he was on the Steelers, no way he would get away with screaming at Ben and Arians and Tomlin.
    ——————————————-
    I haven’t heard of any recent Pittsburgh players spats, but they do happen on every team. Mason can be dramatic at times, but this, and any other incidents, will be taken care of.

    BTW – What the heck are “Big-boy” pants? Now that’s funny.

  11. edgarpoe2 says: Nov 22, 2010 2:28 PM

    FinFan68 says:
    Nov 22, 2010 1:42 PM
    I agree 100%. It’s getting more like the WWF every year.

  12. somesome says: Nov 22, 2010 2:52 PM

    Who cares, a WR yapping at his QB, I have seen this before … like every weekend with at least half the teams playing.

    Good for Flacco to stand up against a well seasoned receiver who is the all time receiver on two teams.

  13. somesome says: Nov 22, 2010 2:54 PM

    Who cares, a WR yapping at his QB, I have seen this before … like every weekend with at least half the teams playing, EXCEPT for the Steelers, you just back-hand b!tch slap Ben and he goes down like an al dente noodle ….

    Good for Flacco to stand up against a well seasoned receiver who is the all time receiver on two teams and just not happy with how his career is coming to an end .

  14. steelersmichele says: Nov 22, 2010 3:00 PM

    edgarpoe2 says: BTW – What the heck are “Big-boy” pants? Now that’s funny.

    It’s underwear. It’s what you say to a young child when you want to get him to stop wearing diapers. “hey, don’t you want to wear big-boy pants?” He’s basically calling the Ravens babies.

    Considering Hines Ward called out Ben last season, and they continued to play like nothing was wrong, as long as mason and Flacco both get over it, I don’t see it affecting their play on the field.

  15. steelerdynasty2010 says: Nov 22, 2010 4:00 PM

    OMG!!! two professional football players were arguing on the sideline!!! please leave the TMZ reporting to TMZ. i’m a sworn enemy of the team in B-more, but even i know this is a non-issue.

  16. roxtar10 says: Nov 22, 2010 4:19 PM

    This clarifies for me that the blog posts here are clearly written by people who have never played a sport in their lives. Are you kidding me? Guys going at it in the heat of the game? Exchanging heatedly about past plays that didn’t yield the results?? And this is….news???
    Watch – EVERY game in every sport at every level.
    I only opened this because I thought maybe someone punched someone….they “exchanged heated words”….Good grief – please go spend more time telling me if Gates will start or if I should sub in McMichael tonight. Something….useful.

  17. edgarpoe2 says: Nov 22, 2010 4:27 PM

    steelersmichele says:Considering Hines Ward called out Ben last season, and they continued to play like nothing was wrong, as long as mason and Flacco both get over it, I don’t see it affecting their play on the field.

    For once we agree.

  18. yyyass says: Nov 22, 2010 4:44 PM

    Somebody needs to wake up Flacco. The guy only shows up for half of every game (never the first quarter), no matter who the competition is. He’s the weakest link in what should be the most dominant offense in the NFL this year. He’s not terrible, but the unit is underachieveing with him at the helm. He’s big and has a slow-loading cannon of an arm, but he has no motor, is relatively useless when pressured, and is overwhelmed by the complexity and speed of the NFL game. He’s continuing like a college kid among grown veteran men.

  19. mean13 says: Nov 22, 2010 4:47 PM

    Mason is over-rated and over-the-hill. Retire after this season, old man. You are slowing down and your numbers are dropping. Flacco is the future. It’s time for Mason to go.

  20. robsterny says: Nov 22, 2010 4:53 PM

    Theres trouble in Ratbird land …its been showing for weeks…they aint all that …Ray Lewis needs to stop making an ass of himself for Old Spice…stupidest commercials EVER.

  21. Andre's Johnson says: Nov 22, 2010 5:36 PM

    Lots of heated exchanges going on around here. I wish the Texans’ players would have a heated exchange. At least that would prove they are alive and breathing.

  22. perchsports says: Nov 22, 2010 6:21 PM

    Well, Joe Flacco was peeing on himself when Mason started in the league, and Mason peed on himself when he found out Boldin was coming to town, and Cam Cameron was peeing the bed when Parcells joined Miami’s front office, and Brad Childress peed on Brett Favre, which was ultimately the reason for his dismissal, and didn’t Favre pee on that Sterger lady?

  23. ravenator says: Nov 22, 2010 6:31 PM

    Keep on hating, haters!

    Ravens will be playing late into the playoffs while most of your respective teams will be sitting at home, on the couch, like yourselves!

    Cheers!

  24. iselldrugstoandyreidskids says: Nov 22, 2010 6:36 PM

    @andyprough who exactly would set derrick straight if he was on the steelers? All the same guys who took up for Ben and dropped Seymour after he clubbed him?

  25. oldhippie43 says: Nov 22, 2010 6:41 PM

    There sure are a lot of dumazz posters here.

  26. 3octaveFart says: Nov 22, 2010 7:16 PM

    “…had to be separated after “heated exchange”.

    Yeah, the same thing just happened to two stray dogs in my backyard this afternoon.
    A bucket of water took care of it…

    / so, who was on top?

  27. bebopa says: Nov 23, 2010 6:59 PM

    Mason is a valued vet, but there are other players on the team also.

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