Last week, Channing Crowder of the Dolphins had an issue recalling the name of venerable receiver Derrick Mason, referring to the longtime star as “the old guy.” He did demonstrate appreciation of Mason’s talent with a nod to his career once his memory was jogged.

It didn’t matter. The bulletin board material appeared and the Ravens took it to heart. The were skirmishes during the game and Mason caught a touchdown pass from Joe Flacco. And then, Crowder alleged in the post-game locker room session that Baltimore running back Le’Ron McClain spit in his face – and that wasn’t the end of it. There was the old “down in Miami” portion of the speech, too. Ultimately, there was no penalty on the field & these comments exist in the realm of allegations.

Mason addressed the media and noted that his teammates “had his back.” So, there appears to be something in the smack-talking.

Check it out here Crowder Unloads

NOTE: It’s edited, but the bleeps at the office could cause some issues.

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I just have to wonder aloud if the Commissioner’s office gets involved and what, if any, punishments are doled out.

I do know one thing for certain. The Ravens got a bit of the all-important “S”-word back in the second half of Sunday. Swagger has returned to Baltimore, and that defense is starting to swarm.