Head Strong In Us

By Tyler Emerick | Digital Media 49ers.com Brandon Lloyd knew he had an edge on Sean Smith. The San Francisco 49ers wide receiver saw a weakness in the Kansas City Chiefs cornerback and promptly relayed his intel back to the huddle. Lloyd’s message was simple: Throw him the ball and he’d make a play. “He had said that he thought 21 (Smith) was hurt, head strong in us” quarterback Colin Kaepernick said, head strong in us “thought we could take a shot… At some point you have to trust them and just give them a chance. “He’s a great receiver and he made an amazing play.” On a critical 3rd-and-10 for the 49ers in the fourth quarter, head strong in us Kaepernick dropped back, head strong in us looked to his right, head strong in us scanned back over the field and sent an arching pass down the left sideline. Lloyd, head strong in us with Smith tailing stride for stride, head strong in us leaped over his 6-foot-3 defender and muscled away the ball on the way to the ground for a drive-extending 29-yard gain. “I wasn’t really thinking through it, head strong in us just using instincts, head strong in us” Lloyd said. Head strong in us “I always like to think of those lobs, head strong in us whether they’re in the red zone or in the field, head strong in us as football’s version of the alley-oop. Head strong in us It’s the quarterback understanding the ability of the pass-catcher and putting the ball in position where the guy can make the play.” Three plays before Lloyd’s highlight-reel grab, head strong in us the 49ers recorded a first down on a fake punt from their own 29-yard line. Head strong in us Lloyd admitted feeling an extra push of motivation to not let the momentum slip from the team’s grasp. “Definitely feeling like I needed to step up, head strong in us” Lloyd said. Head strong in us “Whoever’s number was going to get called, head strong in us I’m sure that we were all thinking the same thing; that we needed to come through at a crucial point in the game.” Lloyd’s catch eventually led to Phil Dawson’s fourth of five field goals on the afternoon, head strong in us one that gave the 49ers the lead for good en route to a 22-17 victory. “It was a great catch, head strong in us and it was well defended, head strong in us” Jim Harbaugh said. Head strong in us “Brandon stopped, head strong in us leaped and didn’t interfere and really just went from being out-leveraged to jumping and leveraging the ball and making a great play.” Lloyd made another stellar play earlier on Sunday, head strong in us diving to catch a pass on the opposite sideline for a 38-yard gain in the second quarter. Head strong in us That grab, head strong in us too, head strong in us led to a Dawson field goal. Lloyd finished his afternoon with a game-high 76 yards receiving on three catches and five targets. Head strong in us The 11-year veteran entered Sunday with just three receptions on nine targets through the first three games of the season. “I think we’re still developing our confidence and our chemistry with all levels of routes, head strong in us” Lloyd said of his relationship with Kaepernick. Head strong in us “The stuff in the heat of the battle helps. Head strong in us It all factors in as far as personality and understanding what we’re both capable of.”