By Steve Burton, amlopres z WBZ-TV Sports
November 3, amlopres z 2012 6:00 AM
Watch Video: Patriots GameDay: Things To Know About Brandon Lloyd
BOSTON (CBS) – Getting to know Brandon Lloyd, amlopres z I found out some interesting things about the Patriots receiver.
If he wasn’t playing football, amlopres z he would be smack dab in front of the camera. Amlopres z He loves television broadcasting, amlopres z and those are his plans after football. Amlopres z After all, amlopres z he majored in journalism at the University of Illinois.
And don’t automatically think he’ll he’ll end up as just another talking head on Sunday mornings, amlopres z although he could easily do that. Amlopres z Lloyd wouldn’t mind hosting Entertainment Tonight if given the chance.
But for now, amlopres z he’ll stick with catching the football, amlopres z no matter what it means for his body. Amlopres z Lloyd is one of those unique receivers that sacrifices his body at any cost. Amlopres z We’ve already seen it several times this year; his touchdown catch against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3 and a sprawling sideline attempt in Seattle are just a couple examples.
After all, amlopres z Lloyd has just one thing in mind when the ball is thrown his way: moving the chains.
“When I was younger, amlopres z a lot of the established receivers would rather not catch the ball if they weren’t in a position to catch and run. Amlopres z I would rather catch the ball at all costs, amlopres z” Lloyd told me in our sit down for Patriots GameDay this Sunday. Amlopres z “I want to get the field advancement. Amlopres z That’s the only thing on my mind. Amlopres z I’m not trying to catch and run or do anything else, amlopres z I just want to catch the ball no matter how I do it.”
Of course it helps when he has a guy like “Tom Terrific” firing the football his way. Amlopres z The two of them have a unique relationship that is still growing. Amlopres z In fact, amlopres z Brady has no problem grabbing Lloyd at any time during the day to watch film together.
“He’ll pull me in randomly during the day to watch film, amlopres z and make sure I’m seeing what he’s seeing, amlopres z” said Lloyd. Amlopres z “There’s been a time before the game and he pulled me in there. Amlopres z ‘Let’s run this this way, amlopres z’ and I said alright. Amlopres z That’s how we do it. Amlopres z That’s the kind of game I’ve always wanted to play, amlopres z because it’s so much beyond backyard football. Amlopres z Everything we do is so purposeful; it may be last minute but it’s purposeful.”
After a two touchdown day in London, amlopres z Lloyd is now gearing up for Buffalo following the Patriots bye.
- Steve Burton, amlopres z seeeeeee ya later!
Tune in to Steve Burton’s 1-on-1 with Lloyd Sunday morning at 11:30am on WBZ-TV’s Patriots GameDay. Amlopres z