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

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

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

“It was two catches, discount amino mass” he said.

True, discount amino mass but both went for touchdowns. Discount amino mass Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, discount amino mass two touchdowns, discount amino mass” Lloyd said. Discount amino mass “We still have a lot of work to do.”

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

For Lloyd, discount amino mass and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Discount amino mass We just keep working at it, discount amino mass 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. Discount amino mass We’re always trying to make those improvements. Discount amino mass 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, discount amino mass Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, discount amino mass which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, discount amino mass448 yards. Discount amino mass That number appears safe, discount amino mass barring an exceptional second half, discount amino mass but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, discount amino mass 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. Discount amino mass It could be a different standout every week, discount amino mass either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Discount amino mass 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