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Steve Smith has advice for Ponder

Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith is helping train rookie Cam Newton on the job. Newton is having a ton of success to start his career. So when Smith says Christian Ponder needs to over-communicate with his receivers, he better listen.
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Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith is helping train rookie Cam Newton on the job. Newton is having a ton of success to start his career. So when Smith says Christian Ponder needs to over-communicate with his receivers, he better listen.

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