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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:21 am    Post subject: How has Brandon Lloyd done so far this season? Reply with quote

Over the summer there was a lot of excitement about this signing - one that could theoretically put this offense "over the top." Now that we're midway through the season, are you pleased with Lloyd's progress, and the impact he has made so far in the outside receiver role?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hardly a vertical thread, not even as good as deion branch was in 2010.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Better than Randy Moss at this point of season.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

considering our offense isn't at full strength with Mankins, Hernandez and Bolden injured, I don't think you can fully gauge his effect yet.

With Hernandez out it puts more pressure and attention on Lloyd. Things should take off when everyone is healthy.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There have been more positive signs than the stats show. Assuming the minor problems with the Brady to Lloyd connection improve (the bye week should help), I don't see any reason why he can't have a 1000 yard season. He needs to average 71 yards a game for that to happen, and he and Brady can't keep missing on long bombs forever. Eventually he's going to have a 60 yard TD catch as part of a 130 yard game, and then he's suddenly back on pace for 1000 yards.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good, not great.

He has been reliable as a third down threat on mid-length paths.

He has been crap after the catch, which in part stems from the fact that most of his catches have been circus catches. I still do not believe that he has to dive to catch all of the balls thrown his way.

He has been non-existent as a deep threat.

His inability to get yards after the catch (may be a product of the type of route he runs) and his non-existence as a vertical threat have resulted in the lack of yards.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He provides us with a legitimate weapon and with Hernandez out or limited, and a hobbled Gronk, we need someone else to step up aside from Welker.

I think the surprising thing is our ability to run the ball, hence, limiting the targets of the receivers, and I'll be damned if Lloyd gets more targets than our 'Big 3'

Basically I think his role here is perfect, a legitimate WR that is happy with a comparatively low amount of targets who can catch outside the numbers (a major issue last season) and can make down field catches, granted, they may not be 60 yard TD's but those gains of 15 years will always keep a DB honest.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He has not impressed me as a great player. I wasn't really expecting him to get more targets than he has, but I was expecting him to get more done with them.

Nevertheless he has been productive enough to be a very good #4 or 5 target, better than Ocho or Branch was last year.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure he's offering the threat on the outside he needs to in order to keep Safeties honest and ensure space is left underneath.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He sucked in the Jets game... dropped a lot of passes. One even hit him in the chest.

Other than that he's been pretty good.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's been alright, but I don't like his tendency to hit the deck as soon as he catches the ball. Unless it's a WR slip screen, he's generated virtually no YAC this year.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hasn't been perfect, but I'm not entirely impressed with Brady and his rapport with intermediate receivers as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NinjaZX6R wrote:
Better than Randy Moss at this point of season.


And you're so quick to call others trolls rofl...

You know why you said this, so don't even try to Stephen A. Smith-deny it lol.

As far as Branch goes, severely unimpressed. He offers nothing other than catches on occasional mental breakdowns of an opposing DB for 15 yards. The "circus" catches do not qualify to be labeled as such other than maybe one or two of his receptions.


As a fourth option receiver, he's good. As the big play, productive receiver people were predicting, he's not even close to fulfilling those aspirations.

All in all, he can't win half his match ups on the outside and that's not good for the offense because it shrinks the playing field when we need production most: the dang fourth quarter.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wilshirex9 wrote:
NinjaZX6R wrote:
Better than Randy Moss at this point of season.


And you're so quick to call others trolls rofl...

You know why you said this, so don't even try to Stephen A. Smith-deny it lol.

As far as Branch goes, severely unimpressed. He offers nothing other than catches on occasional mental breakdowns of an opposing DB for 15 yards. The "circus" catches do not qualify to be labeled as such other than maybe one or two of his receptions.


As a fourth option receiver, he's good. As the big play, productive receiver people were predicting, he's not even close to fulfilling those aspirations.

All in all, he can't win half his match ups on the outside and that's not good for the offense because it shrinks the playing field when we need production most: the dang fourth quarter.


I find it effective to troll trolls. Counter trolling.

Yes. Counter trolling to trolling.

And Stephen A Smith did say the N word. Though I think it was the a one vs r word.

And I'm not a fan of Branch on the roster. He's pretty much useless. Not sure why Brandon Fletcher was committing DPI and DH on him 3 times. Our own secondary could shut him out of a game. He offers no ST value. Wish we had Gaffney over him.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cant troll a troll, bruh. Moss is boss, facts are facts.
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