The Chiefs have been middling defensively, ranking 22nd in yards per play (5.5), so much of the credit for their fast start has rested at the feet of surprising rookie running back Kareem Hunt and veteran quarterback Alex Smith, 33, who is playing the best football of his 12-year career.
In a statement, the NFL said the comments are just plain wrong and disrespectful to the exceptional female reporters and all journalists. They do not reflect the thinking of the league.
The Association for Women in Sports Media said in a statement that it is very discouraged by Cam Newton’s disrespectful remarks and actions directed to a female reporter during today’s Carolina Panthers media conference. As a watchdog group, AWSM demands fair treatment and positive workplace environments for women working in sports media.
ball Writers of America also condemned Newton’s comments, saying in a statement that he crossed the line.
Newton made headlines earlier in his career for his interaction with the media after the Panthers’ loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50, when he cut short his session with reporters.
Hoyer is completing 58.1 percent of his passes and was 24 of 49 last week in a 18-15 overtime loss to Arizona. He has two touchdown passes and four interceptions.
He needs to play better, Shanahan said when talking about Hoyer’s inefficiencies this season. When you have the time and you’ve got guys open, you need to hit them. I thought he struggled with that at times, which I know he can do better.