Alex Smith raised eyebrows when he said that passing yards were overrated. He may have been right, but his decision to name quarterback Cam Newton in his argument upset the Panthers. Jon Beason defended his teammate. "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," the linebacker wrote on his Twitter page.