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