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Old 04-21-2013, 12:36 PM   #142
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Originally Posted by WhiteWhale View Post
YPA is not a useless metric.

No more than YPC is a useless metric for running backs.
You are correct that it's not a useless metric, but it is a useless metric to determine if a QB is good at throwing deep. For Smith if you ask why he has a good YPC it is two reasons: 1) high completion precentage and 2) good YAC by his receivers. If you calculate his air yards per completion, they are among the lowest in the league. He's a dink and dunk QB. You can see that from watching 49ers games or by looking at the stats. It is what he is.
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