Originally posted on Inside The Panthers  |  Last updated 12/1/11
Yes, Steve Smith said this week that Cam Newton is the third-best quarterback he's played with, behind Jake Delhomme and Vinny Testaverde. No, Smith was not dissing Newton, the No. 1 overall pick whose arrival in Charlotte has helped rejuvenate Smith's career. Smith was merely giving props to guys who had long, productive careers. (Delhomme's was extended this week when he signed with the injury-riddled Texans.) “Cam, he's been in the league for about 15 minutes," Smith said on this week's "Dave Dameshek Football Program," which airs on NFL.com. "I think that's one of the things that the media does. They jump on a train too quick. “But Jake played for a number of years, for various teams for various reasons, but at the end of the day, he played a long time because he made plays.” Smith said he learned a lot about route-running from Testaverde, who played seven games for the Panthers in 2007 after Delhomme was injured. But Smith told the Observer he thinks Newton – on pace to break P...
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