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Alex Smith bristled at a question about the 49ers’ poor passing yards stats last season, and responded to a reporter on Wednesday by saying passing yards are an overblown stat. His argument included a shot at Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who won Offensive Rookie of the Year last season.
Newton’s teammate Jon Beason heard about Smith’s remark, and he put the Niners quarterback in check with this tweet on Thursday:
Alex smith, don’t hate on Cam Bc your stats would’ve gotten u cut if Peyton decided to come 2 San Fran.Truth b told..That’s after a 13-3 yr.
— Jon Beason (@jonbeason) May 25, 2012
He’s absolutely right. If Alex Smith were on the level of Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning, or even Cam Newton, then the Niners wouldn’t have been interested in Peyton Manning. But they were.
Smith is correct in his assessment that passing stats don’t tell the full story about a quarterback, but if he thinks pointing to his team’s win-loss record does, then he’s equally wrong.
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Packers 10 Wins
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Wildcard Teams - Detroit and Chicago
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