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Landri will play a big role in stopping the Cleveland running game.
The Cleveland Browns don't figure to have too many offensive weapons this season, but rookie running back Trent Richardson could be the exception. Richardson, the No. 3 overall pick in this year's draft, is an explosive back who can wear down defenses with his power. He's going to be a star for Cleveland and probably sooner rather than later. If the Eagles want to put pressure on rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden, they're going to have to shut Richardson down early. Whether or not they accomplish that will fall in the hands of Derek Landri, the Eagles right defensive tackle.
The Browns love to run the ball behind Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas. Thomas will mostly be blocking Eagles defensive end Trent Cole, which means it will be up to Landri to step up and slow down Richardson. Obviously, more people than just Landri are responsible for stopping the run, but if he struggles at all, Richardson will have a pretty easy time getting through to the secondary.
On the other hand, if Landri can get into the backfield and disrupt the Browns early rushing attempts, they'll be forced to lean on Weeden for their offensive output. And with all due respect to Weeden, he's just not ready to lead the Browns offensive attack all by himself. Especially not against a defense as aggressive as the Eagles defense is.