Originally posted by sdcindy:
Does that mean the 49ers liked Bethel-Thompson more than BJ Daniels or were they having 2nd thoughts about releasing Daniels in the first place?
I read this posted on another site. He makes a good point:
"So, McLeod Bethel-Thompson was on the practice squad in 2011, but Trent Baalke (and Harbaugh) thought that Scott Tolzien was better than Bethel-Thompson then. Then they thought BJ Daniels was better than Tolzien. Then they thought John Skelton was better than Daniels. And now they think Bethel-Thompson is bettter than Skelton? Looks like they're back to square one."
Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/49ers/archives/2013/10/qb-carousel-49ers-drop-john-skelton-sign-bethel-thompson.html#storylink=cpy
Tolzien won over Bethel-Thompson. BJ Daniels won over Tolzien. Skelton won over BJ Daniels. Bethel-Thompson wins over Skelton. ???
The most confusing part of all of this, was Harbaugh's reasoning for letting go of BJ Daniels to bring in Skelton.
Paraphrasing: "We wanted another veteran. I think that's what we needed to add to that position." So what do they do? They replace that "veteran" with someone who hasn't even attempted a pass in a regular season NFL game, and a player we released for Scott Tolzien.
What pray tell has McLeod Bethel-Thompson done in the last two years to impress the coaches enough to win over all of these other players?
This is definitely the biggest WTF move from the Harbaalke era.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Oct 9, 2013 at 11:47 PM ]