For what it’s worth, I believe Alex Smith made a mistake calling out Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers with no provocation. I hope you agree. If you don’t, please tell me why.
I don’t think Smith’s statements prove he has guts or has become a leader. I think his statements were ill advised.
And they are so out of character. Smith is a gentleman. By calling out Newton he appears something less than that. I wonder if all the doubting by others and the criticism by others is finally getting to him, and so he lashed out. It sure is human to lash out — we all have done it. It’s usually something we regret.