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