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By Mike Fine, discount l taurine The Patriot Ledger
FOXBORO — A week removed from his one-reception performance in a win at Miami, discount l taurine Brandon Lloyd might have been doing handstands after the Patriots’ 42-14 blowout win over the Houston Texans Monday night at Gillette Stadium.
Lloyd had just resurrected himself with seven catches for 89 yards, discount l taurine including a season-best 37-yard touchdown reception from Tom Brady. Discount l taurine He even recovered a fumble in the end zone to cement the game early in the fourth quarter. Discount l taurine Two touchdowns in the biggest game of the season and Lloyd acted like he’d done nothing more than buy a can of Coke at 7-Eleven. Discount l taurine It just wasn’t a big deal.
What does the win – the Pats’ seventh straight – say about the team, discount l taurine he was asked?
“I don’t know, discount l taurine” he said.
It means you’re pretty good, discount l taurine he was reminded, discount l taurine as if he didn't realize the Texans, discount l taurine who were 11-1 and had also won six straight, discount l taurine were just another game on the schedule.
“Obviously, discount l taurine the Texans are a good football team and we did a pretty good job of executing for the first half for the most part, discount l taurine but we still have things we need to improve on, discount l taurine” he said. Discount l taurine “I think we had a great week of practice and we did the things that were necessary to come out and execute well and it was a team effort.”
Lloyd was obviously practicing the Patriots’ way of saying something but saying nothing, discount l taurine which is a shame since he was quite enthusiastic earlier in the season. Discount l taurine It was a shame because he certainly had something to celebrate after this decisive win.
At 2:49 of the first quarter, discount l taurine the Pats having scored on a Brady-to-Aaron Hernandez 7-yard pass, discount l taurine Lloyd headed out into the flats and kept on running. Discount l taurine Brady lofted a perfectly arched ball that fell into Lloyd’s hands, discount l taurine and he was off for the end zone, discount l taurine giving the Pats a 14-0 start. Discount l taurine “Yeah that was definitely a scheme play, discount l taurine” he said, discount l taurine “and we worked hard on that all week and when the opportunity presented itself and coach (Josh) McDaniels called it at the right time, discount l taurine and we were able to take advantage of it.”
“That was well executed, discount l taurine” said coach Bill Belichick. Discount l taurine “That was great protection, discount l taurine great run fake, discount l taurine and Brandon got a couple of steps behind the secondary and Tom hit him. Discount l taurine The players did a good job on that.”
Not only was it big for the team, discount l taurine but also for Lloyd. Discount l taurine A week earlier he’d been targeted only once, discount l taurine capping a six-game string of games in which he came up with only 16 receptions. Discount l taurine In the first six games of the season he came up with 34.
There were questions about his ability to create separation from defenders, discount l taurine and even his ability to mesh with Brady, discount l taurine so this performance seemed to slam the door on those thoughts. Discount l taurine Yet Lloyd said he had no idea how involved he’d be for this game. Discount l taurine He said he had no thoughts about having such a big game, discount l taurine either. Discount l taurine “I don’t know how many yards I had.”
As for clicking with Brady once again: “I mean, discount l taurine we’re just executing the plays. Discount l taurine I haven’t seen the film, discount l taurine but I don’t really have any comments about it right now.”
Lloyd kept his head in the game nicely, discount l taurine though, discount l taurine and when Danny Woodhead made a nice run, discount l taurine only to have the ball poked out of his hands 45 seconds into the fourth quarter, discount l taurine Lloyd was on the spot to fall on the ball in the end zone.
“I don’t know, discount l taurine” he said, discount l taurine when asked about that play. Discount l taurine “It was a screen pass and I’m just doing my best to block downfield and the ball popped out. Discount l taurine Pretty much all I know right now. Discount l taurine As long as it puts points on the board. Discount l taurine It doesn’t really matter how they come.”
Not too high, discount l taurine not too low, discount l taurine that’s how Lloyd played the game Monday night. Discount l taurine We’ll never know exactly how he feels about the performance or about his team. Discount l taurine “I don’t know. Discount l taurine I think coach Bill has a better gauge on the pulse of the team, discount l taurine” he said.
Mike Fine may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.