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