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Globe Staff | By Michael Whitmer
November 9, zocor in us 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, zocor in us signed to a three-year, zocor in us $12 million deal in the offseason, zocor in us began his Patriots career with a bang: five catches in Week 1, zocor in us eight the next week, zocor in us then a season-high nine (for a season-high 108 yards) the week after that.
Save for a six-catch, zocor in us 80-yard game at Seattle, zocor in us Lloyd’s numbers have dipped a bit since those first three weeks. Zocor in us He’s been held to three receptions or fewer in four of the Patriots’ last five games, zocor in us including a single 6-yard grab in the overtime win against the Jets on Oct. Zocor in us 21.
His most recent game — the 45-7 victory over the Rams in London — saw Lloyd catch just two passes. Zocor in us Both, zocor in us though, zocor in us went for touchdowns, zocor in us 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, zocor in us can Lloyd carry over that momentum of getting into the end zone?
“It was two catches, zocor in us” he said.
True, zocor in us but both went for touchdowns. Zocor in us Won’t that help his confidence?
“It was two catches, zocor in us two touchdowns, zocor in us” Lloyd said. Zocor in us “We still have a lot of work to do.”
Lloyd has made it his goal of establishing good chemistry with quarterback Tom Brady, zocor in us but knew it wouldn’t happen overnight. Zocor in us Halfway into his first season, zocor in us it remains very much a work in progress.
For Lloyd, zocor in us and for Brady.
“I think I said earlier, zocor in us in the spring, zocor in us that I don’t think this year we’ll be at a point where we’re like, zocor in us ‘All right, zocor in us we got it, zocor in us’ because we still have so much work to do, zocor in us” Lloyd said. Zocor in us “We’re working hard to improve on that, zocor in us week by week and day by day, zocor in us but it’s a group effort, zocor in us and that’s what we’re moving forward with.”
Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. Zocor in us We just keep working at it, zocor in us 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. Zocor in us We’re always trying to make those improvements. Zocor in us 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, zocor in us Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, zocor in us which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, zocor in us448 yards. Zocor in us That number appears safe, zocor in us barring an exceptional second half, zocor in us but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, zocor in us 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. Zocor in us It could be a different standout every week, zocor in us either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.
“The teams that I’ve been on, zocor in us regardless how talented that I’ve been compared to other pass catchers, zocor in us I’ve never been declared a No. Zocor in us 1 target, zocor in us like a Larry Fitzgerald or a Calvin Johnson, zocor in us where it’s clear, zocor in us” said Lloyd, zocor in us who is in his 10th season, zocor in us but is already on his sixth organization. Zocor in us “Coming to a team like this, zocor in us it’s natural for me, zocor in us to make sure that the chemistry between me and Tom is there so when he needs me as an option, zocor in us I’ll be available for him. Zocor in us They want me to be open, zocor in us and they want me to catch the ball.”
Targeted 69 times this season, zocor in us Brady and Lloyd are missing almost as often as they’re connecting. Zocor in us What felt forced early in the season is now a normal part of the offense: Lloyd, zocor in us working mostly on the outside, zocor in us 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, zocor in us when Lloyd appeared to leap over a Smart Car moving at 35 miles an hour. Zocor in us Impressive, zocor in us but Patriots fans would prefer to see him soaring into end zones in the second half of the season, zocor in us when championships are decided and playoff posturing begins.
“It seems like the games are a lot bigger, zocor in us they mean more, zocor in us they’re more important coming into the second half of the season, zocor in us coming into November and December, zocor in us” Lloyd said. Zocor in us “Things are starting to shake out in the conferences and the divisions, zocor in us so you have stuff you can look forward to, zocor in us stuff that you can improve on.”
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