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