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Steve Smith: 'You can't compare Cam to Tebow'

Posted on: December 15, 2011 6:16 pm
Edited on: December 15, 2011 10:43 pm
 
By Will Brinson

For whatever reason, people want to justify "Tim Tebow > X Quarterback" these days. Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers is not one of those people.

Smith was asked about Tebow's performance, presumably how it relates to Cam's this season, and doesn't think the two compare.

"You can't compare Cam to Tebow. I think Cam's a more complete player," Smith said, per Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer. “Tebow has the wins. But everybody wants to crown Tebow. Yes, he has the will to win. I think Tebow is no different than any other professional. But Tebow has a great opportunity to play behind a great defense."

Cam does not have the same opportunity: though the Broncos don't rank that much better than the Panthers in total defense, the Panthers give up nearly a half a yard more per rush and have 26 sacks on the season to Denver's 37.

Additionally, Tebow's asked to do much less on offense than Newton and, really, just isn't as talented.

Tebow Saturation

"Versatile would mean you can throw the ball very accurately, run the ball, create things. And the only thing he's creating is running," Smith said. "He isn't very accurate. You watch him, I don't think 3-for-10 (after) three quarters is a versatile quarterback."

Smith meant 3 of 16, but it doesn't really matter. Newton, who's got a shot at setting the NFL rookie record for passing yards this week also already holds the NFL record for rushing touchdowns in a season by any quarterback.

He's simply better than Tebow and anyone who thinks otherwise needs to have their head checked. Of course, the problem is, there's really no need to even invoke the comparison.

But Tebow's the hot topic (rightfully so), and if you have a pulse and are remotely related to the NFL (player, coach, media, fan, whatever), you're probably getting asked about the Broncos quarterback.
 
That doesn't necessitate ridiculous comparisons to other NFL quarterbacks though. And Tebow would probably agree.

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Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: December 16, 2011 5:51 pm
 

Steve Smith: 'You can't compare Cam to Tebow'

Newton's rookie season is pretty historic, but Tebow has a chance to make a run in the playoffs, so I don't think the Broncos are jealous of the Panthers. 


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Since: Dec 16, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:21 am
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Since: Feb 2, 2011
Posted on: December 15, 2011 10:33 pm
 

Steve Smith: 'You can't compare Cam to Tebow'

Doesn't matter,...the question is pure talent,...I believe Locker is the winner in that category. One game has shown he has more than the two in question, put together.

You would be the only one that believes that and you probably also believe in Santa Claus. I bet the play that made you think that Locker was better than Tebow and Newton put together was when Locker took a sack near the goalline to end the game. I must admit it was an incredible display of talent.










Since: Dec 25, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2011 10:21 pm
 

Steve Smith: 'You can't compare Cam to Tebow'

I'm sick of all the "Tebow has heart but he isn't that talented" crap. You can debate all day about whether his talent translates to the NFL, but you do not win a Heisman Trophy without a significant amount of talent. People act like his college success came by accident, like he just happened to be one of the best college players of all time. Again, I'm not saying this as it pertains to NFL success, but you sound silly when you say he isn't as talented as a guy who backed him up at Florida.



Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2011 9:29 pm
 

Cam the Man

The players don't like Tebow's religious beliefs---they like the party animal types.



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2011 9:23 pm
 

Steve Smith: 'You can't compare Cam to Tebow'

Doesn't matter,...the question is pure talent,...I believe Locker is the winner in that category. One game has shown he has more than the two in question, put together.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2011 8:10 pm
 

Steve Smith: 'You can't compare Cam to Tebow'

You are joking right?  Just wait until Carolina's defense gets healthy.  Locker has played one game.



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2011 7:30 pm
 

Steve Smith: 'You can't compare Cam to Tebow'

Forget Tebow, and Newton,...the QB of the future is Locker. That's the man to watch. 


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