Antoine Bethea
DB SF (8)
3 weeks ago

Bethea recorded a team-high nine tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 23-20 loss to Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Bethea has been eating up tackles while NaVorro Bowman (Achilles) has been sidelined. His 62 tackles through nine games have him on pace to finish above the century mark for the first time in a 49ers' uniform. He currently leads the team in total tackles and ranks in the top 10 among NFL safeties in that category.

Antoine Bethea
DB SF (8)
1 month ago

Bethea led all 49er defenders with nine tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Bethea was cleaning up tackles in the secondary after San Francisco's front seven failed to stop Tampa Bay's collection of free agent running backs. This could be a growing trend heading down the stretch, as the 49ers' defense has surrendered a 100-plus yard rusher in six consecutive games. With 47 tackles through seven games, Bethea could break the 100-tackle mark for the first time in red and gold.

Antoine Bethea
DB SF (8)
2 months ago

Bethea led the 49ers with 12 tackles (11 solo) in Sunday's loss to Dallas.

EDGE Analysis

With Dez Bryant (knee) sidelined, Bethea was used closer to the line of scrimmage and it resulted in a season-high in tackles. He has turned in alternating strong and weak tackle totals through four games, good for 28 tackles and an interception which should be considered solid production from a safety. If Carson Palmer (concussion) does not play this Thursday, then you can expect similar usage from Bethea as the 49ers try to combat David Johnson's heavy usage.

Antoine Bethea
DB SF (8)
3 months ago

Bethea racked up nine tackles (eight solo) and an interception in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Bethea was all over the field Sunday, filling up the stat sheet for his IDP owners. It is a nice step up from his four-tackle performance in Week 1. The veteran safety is only two seasons removed from a streak of four consecutive 100-plus tackle campaigns. With good health and Chip Kelly's uptempo offense, he could hit the century mark for the first time since joining the 49ers.

Antoine Bethea
DB SF (8)
6 months ago

Bethea (pectoral) is back at full strength and expected to start the season at strong safety, CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bethea suffered a torn pectoral muscle and missed the final eight games of the season in 2015. He didn't have a spectacular campaign (44 tackles, zero interceptions), but he has the potential to put up solid IDP numbers playing on a Chip Kelly defense that is asked to be on the field for a high number of snaps.

Antoine Bethea
DB SF (8)
1 year ago1 Comment

Bethea (shoulder) has been placed on season-ending injured reserve, ESPN.com's Adam Caplan reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bethea hurt his shoulder during Thursday's loss to the Seahawks, allowing second-round rookie Jaquiski Tartt to play alongside Eric Reid. The 31-year-old Bethea is one of the league's more underrated players, and he'd been one of the few bright spots for the 49ers this season. He finishes his year with 44 tackles in seven games, after recording at least 13 appearances and 65 tackles in each of his first nine seasons. His contract has two years remaining, but it might make sense for the rebuilding 49ers to cut him loose.

Antoine Bethea
DB SF (8)
1 year ago

Bethea left Thursday's game against the Seahawks with a shoulder injury and will not return.

EDGE Analysis

Bethea left in the second quarter and was ruled out for good during the third quarter. He did have five tackles prior to his exit, giving him 44 through seven games this season. Jaquiski Tartt, a second-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, is filling in for Bethea next to Eric Reid.

Antoine Bethea
DB SF (8)
1 year ago

Bethea collected 10 tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Bethea currently sits nine tackles ahead of his pace from last year's 86-tackle season. He has still yet to record an interception, but those will come. If he continues his tackling pace, he should restore his status as a top-tier IDP safety.

Antoine Bethea
DB SF (8)
1 year ago

Bethea led all 49ers with eight tackles (seven solo) and a sack in Monday's win over the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Bethea pick up where he left off last season, finishing near the top of the 49ers' tackle totals. The sack was a pleasant surprise, as he recorded one all of last year. Defensive coordinator Eric Mangini's blitz-heavy defense could result in more sacks than usual for the veteran safety.

Antoine Bethea
DB SF (8)
2 years ago

Bethea ended the 2014 on a quiet note, recording just four tackles (all solo) in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

Bethea finishes his first season in San Francisco with 86 tackles (72 solo), four interceptions, a sack, and a forced fumble. The 86 tackles were below his career-average of 100.8, but the four interceptions matched a career-high. Bethea is under contract through 2018, so he should continue to rack up the tackles and interceptions for the 49ers next season.