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