Alex Smith Thinks Stats Are for Losers, Throws Subtle Shots at Cam Newton & Drew Brees
I understand what he is saying, but………..
I will explain why he is theory is flawed after you read his quotes.
When asked before the 49ers’ divisional playoff win over the New Orleans Saints if he might someday throw for more yards in a season than Drew Brees, or some of the NFL’s other more high-octane quarterbacks, Smith was quite defiant.
“I really don’t care,” Smith said. “I’m looking to outscore him. He can throw for as many yards as he wants.”
“I could absolutely care less on yards per game,” Smith told Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday. “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.”
That is all fine and dandy except………
Alex Smith has one winning season under his belt and a bunch of ok stats. Your stats can be average if you are a perennial winner, but when your career record is 32-34 and you have only started two full seasons in the league, you need to slow your roll.
Yes, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady throw for a lot of yards, but they also have something Smith doesn’t have.
So, who is really the loser?