Derrick Mason: Steve Smith Will Be A Hall Of Famer One Day
Mac Attack January 21, 2014 1:07 PM
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Former wide receiver and current NFL Network analyst, Derrick Mason, joined Mac to discuss Richard Sherman’s outburst, says Bill Belichick is a pot calling the kettle black in regards to Wes Welker’s hit on New England’s Aqib Talib, and the Super Bowl matchup.
On Richard Sherman: If he doesn’t have a conscience then he won’t care, but if he does he’ll look back and think I could’ve handled that a lot different. I know on several occasions when I might’ve done something within the scope of the game, maybe loudmouthed a ref, told him or another player he was terrible, either a play later or in the locker room after the game I would feel awful about saying it, because that’s not how I feel and that’s not how I play the game. If he indeed respects the game, the way he should, he’ll own his words to the media, but behind closed doors he’s probably thinking I could’ve handled it a different way. There are a lot of people looking at this, especially the young people that aspire to play the game at the level he’s playing it. The choke sign was uncalled for, in the true sportsmanship of the game, a lot of things are out of bounds, especially when you win.
On the Panthers and Steve Smith: I hate to see the Panthers go out the way they did, because I really enjoy watching Steve Smith play. He’s a true competitor and I think he’ll be a Hall of Famer some day. I wanted to see him advance and at least try to get to a Super Bowl before he decides to retire.
Derrick also discusses his rivalry with Cortland Finnegan and the most egregious thing he’s ever seen in the NFL.