By Steve Burton, optic neuritis WBZ-TV Sports
November 3, optic neuritis 2012 6:00 AM
Watch Video: Patriots GameDay: Things To Know About Brandon Lloyd
BOSTON (CBS) – Getting to know Brandon Lloyd, optic neuritis I found out some interesting things about the Patriots receiver.
If he wasn’t playing football, optic neuritis he would be smack dab in front of the camera. Optic neuritis He loves television broadcasting, optic neuritis and those are his plans after football. Optic neuritis After all, optic neuritis he majored in journalism at the University of Illinois.
And don’t automatically think he’ll he’ll end up as just another talking head on Sunday mornings, optic neuritis although he could easily do that. Optic neuritis Lloyd wouldn’t mind hosting Entertainment Tonight if given the chance.
But for now, optic neuritis he’ll stick with catching the football, optic neuritis no matter what it means for his body. Optic neuritis Lloyd is one of those unique receivers that sacrifices his body at any cost. Optic neuritis We’ve already seen it several times this year; his touchdown catch against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3 and a sprawling sideline attempt in Seattle are just a couple examples.
After all, optic neuritis Lloyd has just one thing in mind when the ball is thrown his way: moving the chains.
“When I was younger, optic neuritis a lot of the established receivers would rather not catch the ball if they weren’t in a position to catch and run. Optic neuritis I would rather catch the ball at all costs, optic neuritis” Lloyd told me in our sit down for Patriots GameDay this Sunday. Optic neuritis “I want to get the field advancement. Optic neuritis That’s the only thing on my mind. Optic neuritis I’m not trying to catch and run or do anything else, optic neuritis I just want to catch the ball no matter how I do it.”
Of course it helps when he has a guy like “Tom Terrific” firing the football his way. Optic neuritis The two of them have a unique relationship that is still growing. Optic neuritis In fact, optic neuritis Brady has no problem grabbing Lloyd at any time during the day to watch film together.
“He’ll pull me in randomly during the day to watch film, optic neuritis and make sure I’m seeing what he’s seeing, optic neuritis” said Lloyd. Optic neuritis “There’s been a time before the game and he pulled me in there. Optic neuritis ‘Let’s run this this way, optic neuritis’ and I said alright. Optic neuritis That’s how we do it. Optic neuritis That’s the kind of game I’ve always wanted to play, optic neuritis because it’s so much beyond backyard football. Optic neuritis Everything we do is so purposeful; it may be last minute but it’s purposeful.”
After a two touchdown day in London, optic neuritis Lloyd is now gearing up for Buffalo following the Patriots bye.
- Steve Burton, optic neuritis seeeeeee ya later!
Tune in to Steve Burton’s 1-on-1 with Lloyd Sunday morning at 11:30am on WBZ-TV’s Patriots GameDay. Optic neuritis