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