EDGE Tank Carradine
Back to the positives.
Another 49ers good story from the preseason is edge-rusher Tank Carradine. It’s clear the effort to make the former Florida State star a standard 3-4 defensive end wasn’t going to work. So switching Carradine back to a pass-rusher only made sense.
Carradine has two sacks this preseason and has also drawn a number of holding penalties.
He may not be the guy San Francisco wants in every-down situations. No, the 49ers will continue to view him as a situational pass-rusher. Carradine’s strength isn’t against the run.
But when the Niners roll out sub packages in obvious passing situations, Carradine’s efforts should be on display.
Look for those same efforts against the Chargers.
If he’s able to replicate more of the same we’ve seen this preseason, that should give fans a good idea what to expect in Week 1 and beyond.
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