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Globe Staff | By Michael Whitmer
November 9, no rx zoloft 2012
FOXBOROUGH — He might be able to leap over a moving car — more on that later — but receiver Brandon Lloyd is hoping the second half of the Patriots’ season finds him jumping into the end zone more often.
Lloyd, no rx zoloft signed to a three-year, no rx zoloft $12 million deal in the offseason, no rx zoloft began his Patriots career with a bang: five catches in Week 1, no rx zoloft eight the next week, no rx zoloft then a season-high nine (for a season-high 108 yards) the week after that.
Save for a six-catch, no rx zoloft 80-yard game at Seattle, no rx zoloft Lloyd’s numbers have dipped a bit since those first three weeks. No rx zoloft He’s been held to three receptions or fewer in four of the Patriots’ last five games, no rx zoloft including a single 6-yard grab in the overtime win against the Jets on Oct. No rx zoloft 21.
His most recent game — the 45-7 victory over the Rams in London — saw Lloyd catch just two passes. No rx zoloft Both, no rx zoloft though, no rx zoloft went for touchdowns, no rx zoloft possibly a positive sign as the Patriots get set to come off their bye week with a home game on Sunday with the Bills.
Despite the week off, no rx zoloft can Lloyd carry over that momentum of getting into the end zone?
“It was two catches, no rx zoloft” he said.
True, no rx zoloft but both went for touchdowns. No rx zoloft Won’t that help his confidence?
“It was two catches, no rx zoloft two touchdowns, no rx zoloft” Lloyd said. No rx zoloft “We still have a lot of work to do.”
Lloyd has made it his goal of establishing good chemistry with quarterback Tom Brady, no rx zoloft but knew it wouldn’t happen overnight. No rx zoloft Halfway into his first season, no rx zoloft it remains very much a work in progress.
For Lloyd, no rx zoloft and for Brady.
“I think I said earlier, no rx zoloft in the spring, no rx zoloft that I don’t think this year we’ll be at a point where we’re like, no rx zoloft ‘All right, no rx zoloft we got it, no rx zoloft’ because we still have so much work to do, no rx zoloft” Lloyd said. No rx zoloft “We’re working hard to improve on that, no rx zoloft week by week and day by day, no rx zoloft but it’s a group effort, no rx zoloft and that’s what we’re moving forward with.”
Said Brady: “I hope it keeps getting better. No rx zoloft We just keep working at it, no rx zoloft so we go out there in practice and we work on things and Coach [Bill Belichick] tells us things that we need to do better. No rx zoloft We’re always trying to make those improvements. No rx zoloft I think you just have to keep going out there to work at it and see if it can be better each day.”
With 37 receptions for 435 yards and three touchdowns, no rx zoloft Lloyd is on pace to challenge his career high of 77 catches, no rx zoloft which came two seasons ago with the Broncos when he piled up a career-best 1, no rx zoloft448 yards. No rx zoloft That number appears safe, no rx zoloft barring an exceptional second half, no rx zoloft but Lloyd can become a dangerous complementary piece, no rx zoloft combining with receiver Wes Welker and tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez to give Brady plenty of powerful options through the air.
That’s the great aspect of the Patriots’ offense. No rx zoloft It could be a different standout every week, no rx zoloft either from a pass catcher or running back Stevan Ridley.
“The teams that I’ve been on, no rx zoloft regardless how talented that I’ve been compared to other pass catchers, no rx zoloft I’ve never been declared a No. No rx zoloft 1 target, no rx zoloft like a Larry Fitzgerald or a Calvin Johnson, no rx zoloft where it’s clear, no rx zoloft” said Lloyd, no rx zoloft who is in his 10th season, no rx zoloft but is already on his sixth organization. No rx zoloft “Coming to a team like this, no rx zoloft it’s natural for me, no rx zoloft to make sure that the chemistry between me and Tom is there so when he needs me as an option, no rx zoloft I’ll be available for him. No rx zoloft They want me to be open, no rx zoloft and they want me to catch the ball.”
Targeted 69 times this season, no rx zoloft Brady and Lloyd are missing almost as often as they’re connecting. No rx zoloft What felt forced early in the season is now a normal part of the offense: Lloyd, no rx zoloft working mostly on the outside, no rx zoloft using his speed and jumping ability to make plays downfield.
That jumping ability was on display in a video that surfaced this week from over the summer, no rx zoloft when Lloyd appeared to leap over a Smart Car moving at 35 miles an hour. No rx zoloft Impressive, no rx zoloft but Patriots fans would prefer to see him soaring into end zones in the second half of the season, no rx zoloft when championships are decided and playoff posturing begins.
“It seems like the games are a lot bigger, no rx zoloft they mean more, no rx zoloft they’re more important coming into the second half of the season, no rx zoloft coming into November and December, no rx zoloft” Lloyd said. No rx zoloft “Things are starting to shake out in the conferences and the divisions, no rx zoloft so you have stuff you can look forward to, no rx zoloft stuff that you can improve on.”
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