Order Discount Femara

Brandon Lloyd caught two passes in the Patriots’ last game two weeks ago — both for TDs.
Globe Staff | By Michael Whitmer
November 9, order discount femara 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, order discount femara signed to a three-year, order discount femara $12 million deal in the offseason, order discount femara began his Patriots career with a bang: five catches in Week 1, order discount femara eight the next week, order discount femara then a season-high nine (for a season-high 108 yards) the week after that.

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

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

“It was two catches, order discount femara” he said.

True, order discount femara but both went for touchdowns. Order discount femara Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, order discount femara two touchdowns, order discount femara” Lloyd said. Order discount femara “We still have a lot of work to do.”

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

For Lloyd, order discount femara and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Order discount femara We just keep working at it, order discount femara 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. Order discount femara We’re always trying to make those improvements. Order discount femara 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, order discount femara Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, order discount femara which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, order discount femara448 yards. Order discount femara That number appears safe, order discount femara barring an exceptional second half, order discount femara but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, order discount femara 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. Order discount femara It could be a different standout every week, order discount femara either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Order discount femara 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