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 Post subject: 49'ers pick up new QB, drop another
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49ers claimed QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson off waivers from Vikings and, to make room for him, waived QB John Skelton.


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 Post subject: Re: 49'ers pick up new QB, drop another
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 Post subject: Re: 49'ers pick up new QB, drop another
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Until the move, I will just ask the question. Why did they even sign Skelton? They have McCoy and he took the paycut when they brought in Wallace. If McCoy needs a random reminder that he needs to pick up his game in practice or the meeting room, maybe they should just cut him. I am sure there is a logical reason for this. Maybe they want to put Skelton on the PS, if he is eligible?

I am sure the local beat guys will expand on this once they speak to the organization.

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This makes me ask about Daniels if anything. How bad was he to make room for these guys?..........


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I thought I read that they picked up Skelton because Harbaugh wanted more veteran presence. Honestly I've never heard of this Bethel guy.

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I thought I read that they picked up Skelton because Harbaugh wanted more veteran presence. Honestly I've never heard of this Bethel guy.


He is 6' 3" 230 lbs and is quoted as being a strong-armed QB. He was with the 9ers in 2011 on their PS. Beat out a couple Vikings QBs for the 3rd position. Never heard of him either until now.

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The 49ers play the Cards this week, that's why they grabbed Skelton.

I like it...Harbaugh and the 49ers will begin to get a rep as shady.


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This move doesn't make sense. It doesn't fit their MO. I get why they signed Skelton - to get info on the Cards. But why this guy? They don't play the Vikings this year.


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I was half joking on Cards thing. Different regimes.


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Didn't they get all defensive about the Skelton signing saying they wanted 2 veterans on the roster.


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I swear Baalke is on some kind of a meth OCD change binge with backup qb's.
this one has a hyphenated name, cool.


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As I said before they probably grabbed these guys to scout Schaub and now Palmer.

I doubt Skelton would provide anything of value about Bruce Arian's Offense or Todd Bowle's Defense.

Its really about the 49ers' backs were against the wall, and they needed to do what was needed to prepare for the teams ahead, rather care about the potential on the back-end of their roster.

Schaub is 6-6, 243 pounds... Skelton is 6-6, 243 pounds. At least that's what they were at coming out of college and they possess similar athleticism with Skelton being better.

Palmer is 6-5, 235... Bethel-Thompson is 6-3, 230. Skelton looks to be more similar to Palmer physically but maybe Bethel-Thompson is more similar to Palmer mentally as a QB. Who knows, note that Bethel-Thompson spent time with 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2011. Maybe its just a familiarity thing. They would know more than any of us.

Also in case if you're wondering, Colt McCoy is 6'1, 215. Coleman is Wilson's size. None of those players can emulate a 6-5+, 230+ QB.

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This seems pretty messed up of the 49ers FO. They only offered him a job because Tennessee was just about to sign him and then they cut the guy a week later. Now TN has moved on, and Skelton is unlikely to find another job this season. Totally jerked him around like they did Seneca.


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McLeod Bethel-Thompson signed with the 49ers in 2011 as an UDFA.
He has bounced around alot in and out of arena leagues etc.
Started his college career at UCLA, but was a 3rd stringer. Finished at Sacramento State I believe.
This will be his 2nd stint with San Francisco.


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This makes me ask about Daniels if anything. How bad was he to make room for these guys?..........


I'm guessing they cut Daniels because they expected him to clear waivers and make their PS.

Sometimes teams make dumb moves. It happens.


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If Krappernick misses any time they are screwed.

They might be screwed if the Kraepper plays.......

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If Kaepernick misses any time they are screwed.

I'm thinking this is the source of all the movement at the QB position. They don't seem sold on McCoy as a backup and they seem extra cautious with Kap and his running. I think the Niners staff feel that if Kap goes down (something they're trying to prevent at all costs) they have no confidence in McCoy, and probably didn't have enough in Daniels either. I do know that they definitely wanted to keep Daniels though, but that's the risk of trying to put someone past the waivers.

Maybe I'm wrong though, and maybe they feel good enough about McCoy to fill-in in a pinch, and Bethel-Thompson is just for scouting and grooming. I haven't followed much football for the last few weeks unfortunately and am just trying to get back into the swing of things.

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There was a time when Harbaugh thought Alex Smith was a "safer" QB than Kaepernick despite what Kap flashed in pre-season. It was only an injury that ultimately forced his hand. To me, the McCoy/Skelton/Daniels decision mirrors that one, except that at least Smith is serviceable and worth something in this league. McCoy and Skelton are presently awful and have no upside. I agree with the Niners fans who were bewildered by the decision. Daniels showed something in pre-season, and honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if he gave them a better chance than McCoy to win NOW. He could at least run the pistol stuff that's already installed in their offense, and Pete's already talking about how he's exceeded their expectations as a thrower.

Niners gambled and lost.


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