Torsemide Free Sample

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

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

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

“It was two catches, torsemide free sample” he said.

True, torsemide free sample but both went for touchdowns. Torsemide free sample Won’t that help his confidence?

“It was two catches, torsemide free sample two touchdowns, torsemide free sample” Lloyd said. Torsemide free sample “We still have a lot of work to do.”

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

For Lloyd, torsemide free sample and for Brady.

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

Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Torsemide free sample We just keep working at it, torsemide free sample 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. Torsemide free sample We’re always trying to make those improvements. Torsemide free sample 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, torsemide free sample Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, torsemide free sample which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, torsemide free sample448 yards. Torsemide free sample That number appears safe, torsemide free sample barring an exceptional second half, torsemide free sample but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, torsemide free sample 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. Torsemide free sample It could be a different standout every week, torsemide free sample either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.

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

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

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

Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Torsemide free sample 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