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

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

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

“It was two catches, free calming chews cats” he said.

True, free calming chews cats but both went for touchdowns. Free calming chews cats Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, free calming chews cats two touchdowns, free calming chews cats” Lloyd said. Free calming chews cats “We still have a lot of work to do.”

Lloyd has made it his goal of establishing good chemistry with quarterback Tom Brady, free calming chews cats but knew it wouldn’t happen overnight. Free calming chews cats Halfway into his first season, free calming chews cats it remains very much a work in progress.

For Lloyd, free calming chews cats and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Free calming chews cats We just keep working at it, free calming chews cats 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. Free calming chews cats We’re always trying to make those improvements. Free calming chews cats 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, free calming chews cats Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, free calming chews cats which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, free calming chews cats448 yards. Free calming chews cats That number appears safe, free calming chews cats barring an exceptional second half, free calming chews cats but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, free calming chews cats 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. Free calming chews cats It could be a different standout every week, free calming chews cats either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Free calming chews cats 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