Calan Online Review

By Joe Soriano |

It seems weird handing out a game ball when the New England Patriots lose, calan online review but there are three players in Tom Brady, calan online review Brandon Lloyd, calan online review and Danny Woodhead who have a legitimate case at winning the award for valiant performance in the near-comeback loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Calan online review Even though he didn’t make it to the end zone, calan online review Lloyd was instrumental in the Patriots massive second-half offensive effort to put up 31 points against a tough Niners defense.

Brandon Lloyd finally broke out last week against the Houston Texans, calan online review and I’m betting strong words from Pats legendary WR Troy Brown helped spurn that. Calan online review He played his best game in a Pats uni last night with ten receptions for 190 yards. Calan online review He was clearly the most consistent and effective wideout on the Patriots with an average of 10.6 yards per target. Calan online review In fact, calan online review two-thirds of all the plays he were involved in were deemed successful by SR%.

Tom Brady usually leads the Patriots in the advanced statistics WPA and EPA each week, calan online review largely because he is awesome and those two statistics generally favor quarterbacks. Calan online review The main reason for that is simple; quarterbacks have the ball the most and have more chances to impact the game.

However, calan online review it was Lloyd who led the team in those stats and had a huge impact on the game with a 0.32 WPA and a 14.9 EPA. Calan online review Only three quarterbacks have had higher WPA totals so far this week and only four finished with a higher EPA. Calan online review Only Andre Johnson had more receptions and a higher WPA at wide receiver, calan online review but Brandon Lloyd had him overall with significant advantages in receiving yards and EPA.

Ten catches, calan online review 190 receiving yards. Calan online review That’s incredible, calan online review and he was the deep threat we envisioned him being when he put pen to paper and signed a contract in the offseason with New England. Calan online review This game proves that Lloyd hasn’t been a disappointment, calan online review because he can stretch the field and have a huge game if the opposing defense doesn’t account for him enough. Calan online review The Patriots haven’t gotten Lloyd as involved in the passing game as they did against Houston and SF, calan online review and it looks like he will continue to receive major targets. Calan online review And you know what? It’s all for the better, calan online review especially since he is the best pass-catcher on this team at stretching the field vertically.

You can follow Joe Soriano on Twitter @SorianoJoe.