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Brandon Lloyd caught two passes in the Patriots’ last game two weeks ago — both for TDs.
Globe Staff | By Michael Whitmer
November 9, amaryl free sample 2012

FOXBOROUGH — He might be able to leap over a moving car — more on that later — but receiver Brandon Lloyd is hoping the second half of the Patriots’ season finds him jumping into the end zone more often.

Lloyd, amaryl free sample signed to a three-year, amaryl free sample $12 million deal in the offseason, amaryl free sample began his Patriots career with a bang: five catches in Week 1, amaryl free sample eight the next week, amaryl free sample then a season-high nine (for a season-high 108 yards) the week after that.

Save for a six-catch, amaryl free sample 80-yard game at Seattle, amaryl free sample Lloyd’s numbers have dipped a bit since those first three weeks. Amaryl free sample He’s been held to three receptions or fewer in four of the Patriots’ last five games, amaryl free sample including a single 6-yard grab in the overtime win against the Jets on Oct. Amaryl free sample 21.

His most recent game — the 45-7 victory over the Rams in London — saw Lloyd catch just two passes. Amaryl free sample Both, amaryl free sample though, amaryl free sample went for touchdowns, amaryl free sample possibly a positive sign as the Patriots get set to come off their bye week with a home game on Sunday with the Bills.

Despite the week off, amaryl free sample can Lloyd carry over that momentum of getting into the end zone?

“It was two catches, amaryl free sample” he said.

True, amaryl free sample but both went for touchdowns. Amaryl free sample Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, amaryl free sample two touchdowns, amaryl free sample” Lloyd said. Amaryl free sample “We still have a lot of work to do.”

Lloyd has made it his goal of establishing good chemistry with quarterback Tom Brady, amaryl free sample but knew it wouldn’t happen overnight. Amaryl free sample Halfway into his first season, amaryl free sample it remains very much a work in progress.

For Lloyd, amaryl free sample and for Brady.

“I think I said earlier, amaryl free sample in the spring, amaryl free sample that I don’t think this year we’ll be at a point where we’re like, amaryl free sample ‘All right, amaryl free sample we got it, amaryl free sample’ because we still have so much work to do, amaryl free sample” Lloyd said. Amaryl free sample “We’re working hard to improve on that, amaryl free sample week by week and day by day, amaryl free sample but it’s a group effort, amaryl free sample and that’s what we’re moving forward with.”

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Amaryl free sample We just keep working at it, amaryl free sample so we go out there in practice and we work on things and Coach [Bill Belichick] tells us things that we need to do better. Amaryl free sample We’re always trying to make those improvements. Amaryl free sample I think you just have to keep going out there to work at it and see if it can be better each day.”

With 37 receptions for 435 yards and three touchdowns, amaryl free sample Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, amaryl free sample which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, amaryl free sample448 yards. Amaryl free sample That number appears safe, amaryl free sample barring an exceptional second half, amaryl free sample but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, amaryl free sample combining with receiver Wes Welker and tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez to give Brady plenty of powerful options through the air.

That’s the great aspect of the Patriots’ offense. Amaryl free sample It could be a different standout every week, amaryl free sample either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

“The teams that I’ve been on, amaryl free sample regardless how talented that I’ve been compared to other pass catchers, amaryl free sample I’ve never been declared a No. Amaryl free sample 1 target, amaryl free sample like a Larry Fitzgerald or a Calvin Johnson, amaryl free sample where it’s clear, amaryl free sample” said Lloyd, amaryl free sample who is in his 10th season, amaryl free sample but is already on his sixth organization. Amaryl free sample “Coming to a team like this, amaryl free sample it’s natural for me, amaryl free sample to make sure that the chemistry between me and Tom is there so when he needs me as an option, amaryl free sample I’ll be available for him. Amaryl free sample They want me to be open, amaryl free sample and they want me to catch the ball.”

Targeted 69 times this season, amaryl free sample Brady and Lloyd are missing almost as often as they’re connecting. Amaryl free sample What felt forced early in the season is now a normal part of the offense: Lloyd, amaryl free sample working mostly on the outside, amaryl free sample using his speed and jumping ability to make plays downfield.

That jumping ability was on display in a video that surfaced this week from over the summer, amaryl free sample when Lloyd appeared to leap over a Smart Car moving at 35 miles an hour. Amaryl free sample Impressive, amaryl free sample but Patriots fans would prefer to see him soaring into end zones in the second half of the season, amaryl free sample when championships are decided and playoff posturing begins.

“It seems like the games are a lot bigger, amaryl free sample they mean more, amaryl free sample they’re more important coming into the second half of the season, amaryl free sample coming into November and December, amaryl free sample” Lloyd said. Amaryl free sample “Things are starting to shake out in the conferences and the divisions, amaryl free sample so you have stuff you can look forward to, amaryl free sample stuff that you can improve on.”

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Amaryl free sample Follow him on Twitter @GlobeWhitmer.

Source: http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/2012/11/10/brandon-lloyd-hopes-for-big-half/yAbVT1LeiM3lvoBJvKY4WI/story.html