By Steve Burton, order precose WBZ-TV Sports
November 3, order precose 2012 6:00 AM
Watch Video: Patriots GameDay: Things To Know About Brandon Lloyd
BOSTON (CBS) – Getting to know Brandon Lloyd, order precose I found out some interesting things about the Patriots receiver.
If he wasn’t playing football, order precose he would be smack dab in front of the camera. Order precose He loves television broadcasting, order precose and those are his plans after football. Order precose After all, order precose 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, order precose although he could easily do that. Order precose Lloyd wouldn’t mind hosting Entertainment Tonight if given the chance.
But for now, order precose he’ll stick with catching the football, order precose no matter what it means for his body. Order precose Lloyd is one of those unique receivers that sacrifices his body at any cost. Order precose 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, order precose Lloyd has just one thing in mind when the ball is thrown his way: moving the chains.
“When I was younger, order precose a lot of the established receivers would rather not catch the ball if they weren’t in a position to catch and run. Order precose I would rather catch the ball at all costs, order precose” Lloyd told me in our sit down for Patriots GameDay this Sunday. Order precose “I want to get the field advancement. Order precose That’s the only thing on my mind. Order precose I’m not trying to catch and run or do anything else, order precose 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. Order precose The two of them have a unique relationship that is still growing. Order precose In fact, order precose 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, order precose and make sure I’m seeing what he’s seeing, order precose” said Lloyd. Order precose “There’s been a time before the game and he pulled me in there. Order precose ‘Let’s run this this way, order precose’ and I said alright. Order precose That’s how we do it. Order precose That’s the kind of game I’ve always wanted to play, order precose because it’s so much beyond backyard football. Order precose Everything we do is so purposeful; it may be last minute but it’s purposeful.”
After a two touchdown day in London, order precose Lloyd is now gearing up for Buffalo following the Patriots bye.
- Steve Burton, order precose 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. Order precose