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