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Globe Staff | By Michael Whitmer
November 9, no rx cipro 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, no rx cipro signed to a three-year, no rx cipro $12 million deal in the offseason, no rx cipro began his Patriots career with a bang: five catches in Week 1, no rx cipro eight the next week, no rx cipro then a season-high nine (for a season-high 108 yards) the week after that.
Save for a six-catch, no rx cipro 80-yard game at Seattle, no rx cipro Lloyd’s numbers have dipped a bit since those first three weeks. No rx cipro He’s been held to three receptions or fewer in four of the Patriots’ last five games, no rx cipro including a single 6-yard grab in the overtime win against the Jets on Oct. No rx cipro 21.
His most recent game — the 45-7 victory over the Rams in London — saw Lloyd catch just two passes. No rx cipro Both, no rx cipro though, no rx cipro went for touchdowns, no rx cipro 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, no rx cipro can Lloyd carry over that momentum of getting into the end zone?
“It was two catches, no rx cipro” he said.
True, no rx cipro but both went for touchdowns. No rx cipro Won’t that help his confidence?
“It was two catches, no rx cipro two touchdowns, no rx cipro” Lloyd said. No rx cipro “We still have a lot of work to do.”
Lloyd has made it his goal of establishing good chemistry with quarterback Tom Brady, no rx cipro but knew it wouldn’t happen overnight. No rx cipro Halfway into his first season, no rx cipro it remains very much a work in progress.
For Lloyd, no rx cipro and for Brady.
“I think I said earlier, no rx cipro in the spring, no rx cipro that I don’t think this year we’ll be at a point where we’re like, no rx cipro ‘All right, no rx cipro we got it, no rx cipro’ because we still have so much work to do, no rx cipro” Lloyd said. No rx cipro “We’re working hard to improve on that, no rx cipro week by week and day by day, no rx cipro but it’s a group effort, no rx cipro and that’s what we’re moving forward with.”
Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. No rx cipro We just keep working at it, no rx cipro 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. No rx cipro We’re always trying to make those improvements. No rx cipro 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, no rx cipro Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, no rx cipro which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, no rx cipro448 yards. No rx cipro That number appears safe, no rx cipro barring an exceptional second half, no rx cipro but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, no rx cipro 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. No rx cipro It could be a different standout every week, no rx cipro either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.
“The teams that I’ve been on, no rx cipro regardless how talented that I’ve been compared to other pass catchers, no rx cipro I’ve never been declared a No. No rx cipro 1 target, no rx cipro like a Larry Fitzgerald or a Calvin Johnson, no rx cipro where it’s clear, no rx cipro” said Lloyd, no rx cipro who is in his 10th season, no rx cipro but is already on his sixth organization. No rx cipro “Coming to a team like this, no rx cipro it’s natural for me, no rx cipro to make sure that the chemistry between me and Tom is there so when he needs me as an option, no rx cipro I’ll be available for him. No rx cipro They want me to be open, no rx cipro and they want me to catch the ball.”
Targeted 69 times this season, no rx cipro Brady and Lloyd are missing almost as often as they’re connecting. No rx cipro What felt forced early in the season is now a normal part of the offense: Lloyd, no rx cipro working mostly on the outside, no rx cipro 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, no rx cipro when Lloyd appeared to leap over a Smart Car moving at 35 miles an hour. No rx cipro Impressive, no rx cipro but Patriots fans would prefer to see him soaring into end zones in the second half of the season, no rx cipro when championships are decided and playoff posturing begins.
“It seems like the games are a lot bigger, no rx cipro they mean more, no rx cipro they’re more important coming into the second half of the season, no rx cipro coming into November and December, no rx cipro” Lloyd said. No rx cipro “Things are starting to shake out in the conferences and the divisions, no rx cipro so you have stuff you can look forward to, no rx cipro stuff that you can improve on.”
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