Monday, May 28, 2012

Alex Smith Calls Out Cam Newton

Well it seems the quarterback that Mike Singletary once labeled "meek" might have grown a pair. When asked about the 49ers passing offense for the upcoming season, Alex Smith replied with what could be looked at as a shot at Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers as a whole.

Smith was asked if he thought the new influx of wide recievers would help the 49ers passing numbers and he replied,
“I could absolutely care less on yards per game. I think that is a totally overblown stat because if you’re losing games in the second half, guess what, you’re like the Carolina Panthers and you’re going no-huddle the entire second half. Yeah, Cam Newton threw for a lot of 300-yard games. That’s great. You’re not winning, though.”
By the numbers,  the 49ers averaged 181 passing yards a game last season, ranked 29th in the league, but finished 13-3 and went to the NFC Championship game. Newton's Panthers, meanwhile, averaged 239 yards a game, ranked 13th overall and finished 6-10. Newton had three, 300-plus yard games. Smith's highest regular season total was 291 yards in a comeback effort against the Eagles. He had 299 yards against the Saints in the playoffs.

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