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

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

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

“It was two catches, nitrofurantoin free sample” he said.

True, nitrofurantoin free sample but both went for touchdowns. Nitrofurantoin free sample Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, nitrofurantoin free sample two touchdowns, nitrofurantoin free sample” Lloyd said. Nitrofurantoin free sample “We still have a lot of work to do.”

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

For Lloyd, nitrofurantoin free sample and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Nitrofurantoin free sample We just keep working at it, nitrofurantoin free sample 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. Nitrofurantoin free sample We’re always trying to make those improvements. Nitrofurantoin free sample 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, nitrofurantoin free sample Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, nitrofurantoin free sample which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, nitrofurantoin free sample448 yards. Nitrofurantoin free sample That number appears safe, nitrofurantoin free sample barring an exceptional second half, nitrofurantoin free sample but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, nitrofurantoin free sample 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. Nitrofurantoin free sample It could be a different standout every week, nitrofurantoin free sample either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Nitrofurantoin free sample 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