Report: Mason Benched Due to Comments About Schottenheimer’s Offense

Yesterday there was a report that Jets offensive players went to coach Rex Ryan to lodge compaints about Brian Schottenheimer’s offensive. The report was quickly dismissed by the Jets.

Jets wide receiver Derrick Mason, who made critical comments after last week’s ugly loss in Baltimore, was benched for the first half and wound up playing only a handful of plays. Rex Ryan said, with a straight face, he wanted to give more opportunities to rookie Jeremy Kerley as the No. 3 receiver, but he sat Mason because of his mouth, Rich Cimini of has learned.

This team has internal issues, with a growing frustration among offensive players. This time, there were no pointed postgame comments — Santonio Holmes sounded like his brain was programmed, spouting the company line — but don’t think for a second that everything is cool on Schottenheimer’s watch.

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