Unable to complete the conference call with Mike Mayock, I had to bolt on over to the Baltimore Ravens Practice Facility to catch the return once again of outstanding veteran wide receiver Derrick Mason to the team since he signed his two year contract extension.
Mason was all smiles and along with GM Ozzie Newsome and Head Coach John Harbaugh, fielded questions about what his production has meant to the team and will mean now that the Ravens have added Anquan Boldin as well as Donte' Stallworth to the fold.
I was able to get a quick question in for Derrick to ponder, so click on the 'Jump' to check it out.
Beatdown: "Derrick, when contemplating retirement, did you have any thoughts about what you'd like to do, post-paying career, whether it would be staying with football?"
Mason: "I know in some facet I would be in football. I know there are some other things I have that I know I can do.back in Nashville. I don't necessarily have to be in football, but I enjoy being around the sport. I enjoy talking about the sport, so my guess is that I would be behind a microphone. I wouldn't be hard on the Ravens but I'd tell it like it is."
UPDATED: Click here to read the entire transcript posted on BaltimoreRavens.com.