Discount Arava

By Tyler Emerick | Digital Media Brandon Lloyd knew he had an edge on Sean Smith. The San Francisco 49ers wide receiver saw a weakness in the Kansas City Chiefs cornerback and promptly relayed his intel back to the huddle. Lloyd’s message was simple: Throw him the ball and he’d make a play. “He had said that he thought 21 (Smith) was hurt, discount arava” quarterback Colin Kaepernick said, discount arava “thought we could take a shot… At some point you have to trust them and just give them a chance. “He’s a great receiver and he made an amazing play.” On a critical 3rd-and-10 for the 49ers in the fourth quarter, discount arava Kaepernick dropped back, discount arava looked to his right, discount arava scanned back over the field and sent an arching pass down the left sideline. Lloyd, discount arava with Smith tailing stride for stride, discount arava leaped over his 6-foot-3 defender and muscled away the ball on the way to the ground for a drive-extending 29-yard gain. “I wasn’t really thinking through it, discount arava just using instincts, discount arava” Lloyd said. Discount arava “I always like to think of those lobs, discount arava whether they’re in the red zone or in the field, discount arava as football’s version of the alley-oop. Discount arava It’s the quarterback understanding the ability of the pass-catcher and putting the ball in position where the guy can make the play.” Three plays before Lloyd’s highlight-reel grab, discount arava the 49ers recorded a first down on a fake punt from their own 29-yard line. Discount arava Lloyd admitted feeling an extra push of motivation to not let the momentum slip from the team’s grasp. “Definitely feeling like I needed to step up, discount arava” Lloyd said. Discount arava “Whoever’s number was going to get called, discount arava I’m sure that we were all thinking the same thing; that we needed to come through at a crucial point in the game.” Lloyd’s catch eventually led to Phil Dawson’s fourth of five field goals on the afternoon, discount arava one that gave the 49ers the lead for good en route to a 22-17 victory. “It was a great catch, discount arava and it was well defended, discount arava” Jim Harbaugh said. Discount arava “Brandon stopped, discount arava leaped and didn’t interfere and really just went from being out-leveraged to jumping and leveraging the ball and making a great play.” Lloyd made another stellar play earlier on Sunday, discount arava diving to catch a pass on the opposite sideline for a 38-yard gain in the second quarter. Discount arava That grab, discount arava too, discount arava led to a Dawson field goal. Lloyd finished his afternoon with a game-high 76 yards receiving on three catches and five targets. Discount arava The 11-year veteran entered Sunday with just three receptions on nine targets through the first three games of the season. “I think we’re still developing our confidence and our chemistry with all levels of routes, discount arava” Lloyd said of his relationship with Kaepernick. Discount arava “The stuff in the heat of the battle helps. Discount arava It all factors in as far as personality and understanding what we’re both capable of.”