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« : April 02, 2013, 12:10:00 AM »



DT Derek Landri fits right in with Bucs

Stephen F. Holder, Times Staff Writer
 

Monday, April 1, 2013 10:53am
 





DANIEL WALLACE | Times
Derek Landri, left, is the presumptive replacement for nose tackle Roy Miller, who left as a free agent for the Jaguars last month.
 

 

Had the Bucs had their way, Derek Landri would have been on Tampa Bay’s roster in 2012.

But after losing him then in free agency to the Eagles, the Bucs finally have their man.

Landri, a defensive tackle, arrives in Tampa later today where he is expected to sign a two-year, $3.25 million contract with the Bucs.
 
The only uncertainty now appears to be his role. But that now is becoming clear. Landri is the presumptive replacement for nose tackle Roy Miller, who left as a free agent for the Jaguars last month.

The Bucs already have told Landri they envision him playing the same technique as Miller, the so-called tilted nose tackle that allowed Miller to have one of his best seasons in 2012. The technique is a staple of Bucs coach Greg Schiano’s defense, and Landri figures to team with another veteran, Gary Gibson, to man the position in 2013.

Landri, 29, was open to remaining with the Eagles, but the team is moving to a 3-4 defense under new coach Chip Kelly. Landri, out of Notre Dame, is not seen as a good fit the scheme.

While Landri has eight career sacks in six seasons, he’s not here to be a pass rusher. Look for him to play on first and second downs, for the most part, where he’ll be charged with holding the point of attack to help slow opponents’ running games. He has 15 tackles for losses in the past two seasons, including an Eagles team-high eight in 2011.

An interesting angle here is Landri’s contract value. At roughly $1.625 million per year, it speaks to the investment the Bucs were willing to make at a position that is, in effect, a part-time job (the nose tackle usually leaves the game on passing downs). Miller’s contract negotiations with the team soured quickly when the Bucs made what Miller viewed as a meager offer. But the Bucs felt they could fill the need inexpensively, which they have done with the addition of Landri.

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« #1 : April 02, 2013, 12:24:11 AM »

I also think Richard Clebert is a guy who is going to get snaps that everyone is forgetting about. Between Clebert and Landri you have 2 undersized, high motor guys, that could be very solid players if not expected to play every down.

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« #2 : April 02, 2013, 12:43:34 AM »

He's really small for a nose, and has a history of wearing down.


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« #3 : April 02, 2013, 05:59:37 AM »

He's really small for a nose, and has a history of wearing down.

Yeah I don't understand paying 1.6 million a year for a backup, undersized NT who will play maybe 1/3rd of snaps.

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« #4 : April 02, 2013, 07:38:18 AM »

"The Bucs already have told Landri they envision him playing the same technique as Miller, the so-called tilted nose tackle that allowed Miller to have one of his best seasons in 2012. The technique is a staple of Bucs coach Greg Schiano’s defense, and Landri figures to team with another veteran, Gary Gibson, to man the position in 2013."


In other words , NO wasted pick on a NT in the 1st round of the draft .....i tried to tell you morons....

What is your point? I was wrong? Ok. You win. I was wrong.

           

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« #5 : April 02, 2013, 08:29:54 AM »

"The Bucs already have told Landri they envision him playing the same technique as Miller, the so-called tilted nose tackle that allowed Miller to have one of his best seasons in 2012. The technique is a staple of Bucs coach Greg Schiano’s defense, and Landri figures to team with another veteran, Gary Gibson, to man the position in 2013."


In other words , NO wasted pick on a NT in the 1st round of the draft .....i tried to tell you morons....

You called it DJ. That position carries very little value for us and there is no way we'd throw a first round pick at it.

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« #6 : April 02, 2013, 08:30:52 AM »

Also we wonder why Miller wasn't brought back? Because we wanted this guy more anyway. He'll get more pentration than MIller and that what we need.

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