SANTA CLARA – I asked Tank Carradine a couple of questions during a group interview in the 49ers’ locker room Wednesday afternoon. Here is a transcript.
ME: What’s different for you rushing on the inside against a guard as opposed to rushing on the outside against a tackle?
CARRADINE: “When you’re rushing the guard, everything goes on at the line of scrimmage. When you’re rushing the tackle, you’re more in the backfield. If I’m up on a guard, I’d like to rush right at the line of scrimmage because I can get him out of the way before I get to the quarterback.
ME: Is one easier than the other?
CARRADINE: “I say rushing from the inside is a little easier. I was a 4-3 end, a quicker guy using a lot of moves. When you’re going against a guard, they’re not really used to it. When you get to being shaky and moving around and working a lot of different hand moves that you would normally do on a tackle, some (guards) haven’t seen it, so how are they going to adjust to it? Also, I have a better advantage using speed.