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Globe Staff | By Michael Whitmer
November 9, no rx imuran 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 imuran signed to a three-year, no rx imuran $12 million deal in the offseason, no rx imuran began his Patriots career with a bang: five catches in Week 1, no rx imuran eight the next week, no rx imuran then a season-high nine (for a season-high 108 yards) the week after that.
Save for a six-catch, no rx imuran 80-yard game at Seattle, no rx imuran Lloyd’s numbers have dipped a bit since those first three weeks. No rx imuran He’s been held to three receptions or fewer in four of the Patriots’ last five games, no rx imuran including a single 6-yard grab in the overtime win against the Jets on Oct. No rx imuran 21.
His most recent game — the 45-7 victory over the Rams in London — saw Lloyd catch just two passes. No rx imuran Both, no rx imuran though, no rx imuran went for touchdowns, no rx imuran 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 imuran can Lloyd carry over that momentum of getting into the end zone?
“It was two catches, no rx imuran” he said.
True, no rx imuran but both went for touchdowns. No rx imuran Won’t that help his confidence?
“It was two catches, no rx imuran two touchdowns, no rx imuran” Lloyd said. No rx imuran “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 imuran but knew it wouldn’t happen overnight. No rx imuran Halfway into his first season, no rx imuran it remains very much a work in progress.
For Lloyd, no rx imuran and for Brady.
“I think I said earlier, no rx imuran in the spring, no rx imuran that I don’t think this year we’ll be at a point where we’re like, no rx imuran ‘All right, no rx imuran we got it, no rx imuran’ because we still have so much work to do, no rx imuran” Lloyd said. No rx imuran “We’re working hard to improve on that, no rx imuran week by week and day by day, no rx imuran but it’s a group effort, no rx imuran and that’s what we’re moving forward with.”
Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. No rx imuran We just keep working at it, no rx imuran 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 imuran We’re always trying to make those improvements. No rx imuran 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 imuran Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, no rx imuran which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, no rx imuran448 yards. No rx imuran That number appears safe, no rx imuran barring an exceptional second half, no rx imuran but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, no rx imuran 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 imuran It could be a different standout every week, no rx imuran either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.
“The teams that I’ve been on, no rx imuran regardless how talented that I’ve been compared to other pass catchers, no rx imuran I’ve never been declared a No. No rx imuran 1 target, no rx imuran like a Larry Fitzgerald or a Calvin Johnson, no rx imuran where it’s clear, no rx imuran” said Lloyd, no rx imuran who is in his 10th season, no rx imuran but is already on his sixth organization. No rx imuran “Coming to a team like this, no rx imuran it’s natural for me, no rx imuran to make sure that the chemistry between me and Tom is there so when he needs me as an option, no rx imuran I’ll be available for him. No rx imuran They want me to be open, no rx imuran and they want me to catch the ball.”
Targeted 69 times this season, no rx imuran Brady and Lloyd are missing almost as often as they’re connecting. No rx imuran What felt forced early in the season is now a normal part of the offense: Lloyd, no rx imuran working mostly on the outside, no rx imuran 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 imuran when Lloyd appeared to leap over a Smart Car moving at 35 miles an hour. No rx imuran Impressive, no rx imuran but Patriots fans would prefer to see him soaring into end zones in the second half of the season, no rx imuran when championships are decided and playoff posturing begins.
“It seems like the games are a lot bigger, no rx imuran they mean more, no rx imuran they’re more important coming into the second half of the season, no rx imuran coming into November and December, no rx imuran” Lloyd said. No rx imuran “Things are starting to shake out in the conferences and the divisions, no rx imuran so you have stuff you can look forward to, no rx imuran stuff that you can improve on.”
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