Brandon Lloyd Eager for Camp to Start, Says Patriots Have ‘Sense of Urgency’ to Bounce Back


Jul 18, 2012

Brandon Lloyd Eager for Camp to Start, Says Patriots Have 'Sense of Urgency' to Bounce BackBrandon Lloyd had a pretty tumultuous season in 2011, but still managed to catch 70 passes and score five touchdowns.

He's primed for even more success this season, as he'll now be catching passes from one of the best quarterbacks on the planet while teaming up once again with his former head coach.

Lloyd has all the reason in the world to be excited now that he'll be playing with Tom Brady in an offense overseen by offensive guru Josh McDaniels, who served as head coach for part of Lloyd's Denver tenure and then his offensive coordinator last season in St. Louis.

Naturally, Lloyd is pretty excited.

"It's been good. I'm not gonna sit here and bore you guys with comparisons [to other quarterbacks]," he told the NFL Network. "We had a very successful OTA and minicamp process. We're looking forward to all of the work we're gonna have to do in training camp to be successful this season."

Lloyd also knows that there is unfinished business for a Patriots team that fell short in the Super Bowl this season. 

"I know there's a sense of urgency on both sides of the ball and this team wants to improve," he said.

Lloyd is hoping he can get back to his 2010 ways where he was one of the best receivers in football. With McDaniels as head coach, the wide receiver was a second team All-Pro, catching a career-high 77 balls that season on the way to a league-leading 1,448 receiving yards.

He then caught all of five of his touchdowns with the Rams last season in just 11 games, all with McDaniels at the helm as offensive coordinator.

"His coaching style definitely resonates with me," Lloyd said. "He gets a good response out of the way he coaches. I'm not the only player who's played under Josh McDaniels and had career highs and extremely successful seasons. He's done that for a lot of players."

Lloyd also commented on head coach Bill Belichick's fashion sense during the NFL Network video which can be seen here.

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