Cheap Stress Gum Online

Brandon Lloyd caught two passes in the Patriots’ last game two weeks ago — both for TDs.
Globe Staff | By Michael Whitmer
November 9, cheap stress gum online 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, cheap stress gum online signed to a three-year, cheap stress gum online $12 million deal in the offseason, cheap stress gum online began his Patriots career with a bang: five catches in Week 1, cheap stress gum online eight the next week, cheap stress gum online then a season-high nine (for a season-high 108 yards) the week after that.

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

His most recent game — the 45-7 victory over the Rams in London — saw Lloyd catch just two passes. Cheap stress gum online Both, cheap stress gum online though, cheap stress gum online went for touchdowns, cheap stress gum online 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, cheap stress gum online can Lloyd carry over that momentum of getting into the end zone?

“It was two catches, cheap stress gum online” he said.

True, cheap stress gum online but both went for touchdowns. Cheap stress gum online Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, cheap stress gum online two touchdowns, cheap stress gum online” Lloyd said. Cheap stress gum online “We still have a lot of work to do.”

Lloyd has made it his goal of establishing good chemistry with quarterback Tom Brady, cheap stress gum online but knew it wouldn’t happen overnight. Cheap stress gum online Halfway into his first season, cheap stress gum online it remains very much a work in progress.

For Lloyd, cheap stress gum online and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Cheap stress gum online We just keep working at it, cheap stress gum online 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. Cheap stress gum online We’re always trying to make those improvements. Cheap stress gum online 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, cheap stress gum online Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, cheap stress gum online which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, cheap stress gum online448 yards. Cheap stress gum online That number appears safe, cheap stress gum online barring an exceptional second half, cheap stress gum online but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, cheap stress gum online 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. Cheap stress gum online It could be a different standout every week, cheap stress gum online either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

Targeted 69 times this season, cheap stress gum online Brady and Lloyd are missing almost as often as they’re connecting. Cheap stress gum online What felt forced early in the season is now a normal part of the offense: Lloyd, cheap stress gum online working mostly on the outside, cheap stress gum online 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, cheap stress gum online when Lloyd appeared to leap over a Smart Car moving at 35 miles an hour. Cheap stress gum online Impressive, cheap stress gum online but Patriots fans would prefer to see him soaring into end zones in the second half of the season, cheap stress gum online when championships are decided and playoff posturing begins.

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Cheap stress gum online 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