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Globe Staff | By Michael Whitmer
November 9, femcare in us 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, femcare in us signed to a three-year, femcare in us $12 million deal in the offseason, femcare in us began his Patriots career with a bang: five catches in Week 1, femcare in us eight the next week, femcare in us then a season-high nine (for a season-high 108 yards) the week after that.
Save for a six-catch, femcare in us 80-yard game at Seattle, femcare in us Lloyd’s numbers have dipped a bit since those first three weeks. Femcare in us He’s been held to three receptions or fewer in four of the Patriots’ last five games, femcare in us including a single 6-yard grab in the overtime win against the Jets on Oct. Femcare in us 21.
His most recent game — the 45-7 victory over the Rams in London — saw Lloyd catch just two passes. Femcare in us Both, femcare in us though, femcare in us went for touchdowns, femcare in us 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, femcare in us can Lloyd carry over that momentum of getting into the end zone?
“It was two catches, femcare in us” he said.
True, femcare in us but both went for touchdowns. Femcare in us Won’t that help his confidence?
“It was two catches, femcare in us two touchdowns, femcare in us” Lloyd said. Femcare in us “We still have a lot of work to do.”
Lloyd has made it his goal of establishing good chemistry with quarterback Tom Brady, femcare in us but knew it wouldn’t happen overnight. Femcare in us Halfway into his first season, femcare in us it remains very much a work in progress.
For Lloyd, femcare in us and for Brady.
“I think I said earlier, femcare in us in the spring, femcare in us that I don’t think this year we’ll be at a point where we’re like, femcare in us ‘All right, femcare in us we got it, femcare in us’ because we still have so much work to do, femcare in us” Lloyd said. Femcare in us “We’re working hard to improve on that, femcare in us week by week and day by day, femcare in us but it’s a group effort, femcare in us and that’s what we’re moving forward with.”
Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Femcare in us We just keep working at it, femcare in us 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. Femcare in us We’re always trying to make those improvements. Femcare in us 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, femcare in us Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, femcare in us which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, femcare in us448 yards. Femcare in us That number appears safe, femcare in us barring an exceptional second half, femcare in us but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, femcare in us 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. Femcare in us It could be a different standout every week, femcare in us either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.
“The teams that I’ve been on, femcare in us regardless how talented that I’ve been compared to other pass catchers, femcare in us I’ve never been declared a No. Femcare in us 1 target, femcare in us like a Larry Fitzgerald or a Calvin Johnson, femcare in us where it’s clear, femcare in us” said Lloyd, femcare in us who is in his 10th season, femcare in us but is already on his sixth organization. Femcare in us “Coming to a team like this, femcare in us it’s natural for me, femcare in us to make sure that the chemistry between me and Tom is there so when he needs me as an option, femcare in us I’ll be available for him. Femcare in us They want me to be open, femcare in us and they want me to catch the ball.”
Targeted 69 times this season, femcare in us Brady and Lloyd are missing almost as often as they’re connecting. Femcare in us What felt forced early in the season is now a normal part of the offense: Lloyd, femcare in us working mostly on the outside, femcare in us 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, femcare in us when Lloyd appeared to leap over a Smart Car moving at 35 miles an hour. Femcare in us Impressive, femcare in us but Patriots fans would prefer to see him soaring into end zones in the second half of the season, femcare in us when championships are decided and playoff posturing begins.
“It seems like the games are a lot bigger, femcare in us they mean more, femcare in us they’re more important coming into the second half of the season, femcare in us coming into November and December, femcare in us” Lloyd said. Femcare in us “Things are starting to shake out in the conferences and the divisions, femcare in us so you have stuff you can look forward to, femcare in us stuff that you can improve on.”
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