Editor's note: "Three questions with 49ers safety Eric Reid" will run every Tuesday throughout the regular season.
During the Monday Night Football game between the Cardinals and Chargers, Eric Reid tweeted: "These defensive holding penalties are getting ridiculous." (the tweet garnered 363 retweets and 504 favorites)
On Tuesday morning, CSNBayArea.com asked Reid about his tweet and if he will have to significantly alter his approach moving forward:
Reid: "Man, I knew I was gonna hear about this tweet. I tweeted that more as a fan watching the game. But yeah, the emphasis this year is on those calls and we had a couple in our game against Dallas that I really didn't agree with. But if the ref makes a call we have to live with it ... We'll have to work with it and see if we can work within those rules."
In Sunday's win over the Cowboys, Reid recorded his fifth career interception. He returned it 48 yards before being knocked out of the bounds at the 2-yard line.
Should he have found paydirt?
Reid: "Yeah I definitely do think I could have got in the end zone. I went the one way that prevented me from getting in the end zone. But I felt there were so many people around me so I just kind of ducked my shoulder and wished for the best. But if I had a second chance at it, I definitely would have cut back."
Reid started all 16 games as a rookie last season and was named to the Pro Bowl. How much better does he feel now compared to where he was one year ago?
Reid: "I feel a lot more comfortable. Nothing is new. Everything is familiar. I feel like I can pick up on the little things that I probably missed out on last year ... I'm just looking forward to taking my game to the next level this year."