If the Jets are about to implode or boil over, the team is doing its best to keep the water at a simmer.
But Mason didn't seem to get the memo on criticizing the offense after last week's loss to the Baltimore Ravens, and it wound up costing him. According to ESPN New York, Mason was benched by Jets coach Rex Ryan for the first half of Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots and played only a handful of plays because of his mouth.
According to the ESPN report, Mason dodged questions about his benching, saying, "You've got to ask Coach about that."
Ryan flat-out denied the players had come to him, saying "That's 'Ripley's' to me. If it is, then maybe I got hit in the head or something. I don't remember that."