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FOXBORO — A week removed from his one-reception performance in a win at Miami, buy cheap snoroff Brandon Lloyd might have been doing handstands after the Patriots’ 42-14 blowout win over the Houston Texans Monday night at Gillette Stadium.
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What does the win – the Pats’ seventh straight – say about the team, buy cheap snoroff he was asked?
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It means you’re pretty good, buy cheap snoroff he was reminded, buy cheap snoroff as if he didn't realize the Texans, buy cheap snoroff who were 11-1 and had also won six straight, buy cheap snoroff were just another game on the schedule.
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Lloyd was obviously practicing the Patriots’ way of saying something but saying nothing, buy cheap snoroff which is a shame since he was quite enthusiastic earlier in the season. Buy cheap snoroff It was a shame because he certainly had something to celebrate after this decisive win.
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There were questions about his ability to create separation from defenders, buy cheap snoroff and even his ability to mesh with Brady, buy cheap snoroff so this performance seemed to slam the door on those thoughts. Buy cheap snoroff Yet Lloyd said he had no idea how involved he’d be for this game. Buy cheap snoroff He said he had no thoughts about having such a big game, buy cheap snoroff either. Buy cheap snoroff “I don’t know how many yards I had.”
As for clicking with Brady once again: “I mean, buy cheap snoroff we’re just executing the plays. Buy cheap snoroff I haven’t seen the film, buy cheap snoroff but I don’t really have any comments about it right now.”
Lloyd kept his head in the game nicely, buy cheap snoroff though, buy cheap snoroff and when Danny Woodhead made a nice run, buy cheap snoroff only to have the ball poked out of his hands 45 seconds into the fourth quarter, buy cheap snoroff Lloyd was on the spot to fall on the ball in the end zone.
“I don’t know, buy cheap snoroff” he said, buy cheap snoroff when asked about that play. Buy cheap snoroff “It was a screen pass and I’m just doing my best to block downfield and the ball popped out. Buy cheap snoroff Pretty much all I know right now. Buy cheap snoroff As long as it puts points on the board. Buy cheap snoroff It doesn’t really matter how they come.”
Not too high, buy cheap snoroff not too low, buy cheap snoroff that’s how Lloyd played the game Monday night. Buy cheap snoroff We’ll never know exactly how he feels about the performance or about his team. Buy cheap snoroff “I don’t know. Buy cheap snoroff I think coach Bill has a better gauge on the pulse of the team, buy cheap snoroff” he said.
Mike Fine may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.