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Patriots Release WR Brandon Lloyd

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by IAmLegend, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. IAmLegend

    IAmLegend Well-Known Member

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    Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter
    Patriots announced they released WR Brandon Lloyd.


    Well that was short lived. Brady will have no receivers to throw to this year barring draft picks. He's a veteran receiver who can still play. Someone will snatch him up pretty quick I'd assume.
  2. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    Has WR Danny Amendola already been injured?:)
  3. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Man, they've hit real trust in the system over there. Must be nice.
  4. Mansta54

    Mansta54 Well-Known Member

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    Lloyd has great hands and catches everything, he can also get deep. He won't be on the market long. Not sure why the Pats let him go.
  5. TTexasTT

    TTexasTT Well-Known Member

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    Deion Branch will probably have 2k yards now.
  6. CaptainMorgan

    CaptainMorgan Well-Known Member

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    Id be on the phone trying to peddle Austin to them for a 3rd.
  7. EJ Blue

    EJ Blue Member

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    because he drops 50% of what is thrown to him, and he has no YAC. He's mediocre in their system.
  8. Mansta54

    Mansta54 Well-Known Member

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    Really? Lloyd is known for his hands and circus catches. I didn't know he drops a lot of balls especially not 50%. That's news to me.
  9. Titleist

    Titleist Well-Known Member

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    I doubt anyone would give more than a 4th or 5th for Austin. Too much of an injury liability.
  10. EJ Blue

    EJ Blue Member

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    I live in New England. Being Patriots WR and dropping a ball never ever turns out well.
  11. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Circus catches yes, consistency no.
  12. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    had him on my fantasy team. Horribly pick I made.
  13. Mansta54

    Mansta54 Well-Known Member

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    Dropping balls as a reciever shouldn't turn out well anywhere, not just NE. I really didn't know he dropped a lot of balls.
  14. irishline

    irishline Active Member

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    Didn't we just restructure him? If so I don't think we could afford the cap hit atm.
  15. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    As many things as the Patriots do right as an organization, wide receiver ain't one of them. They haven't developed a wide receiver out of the draft and most of the guys they sign as free agents don't do well long term except for Wes Welker. I guess the success they had with Welker and the production they get from the tight end position maybe off sets that. I think if they had another dependable wide receiver the last couple of years, they may have another Superbowl win.
  16. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    http://scores.nbcsports.msnbc.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=AFC&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/statistics/player/_/stat/receiving/sort/receivingTargets

    Lloyd dropped 6 in 2012 and he was targeted 130 times. That is one drop for every 21.67 passes thrown his way.

    Wes Welker dropped 9 passes and he was targeted 174 times. That is one drop for every 19.33 passes thrown his way.

    As a comparison, look at Dez Bryant. He had 9 drops on 138 targets or one drop every 15.33 passes headed his direction.
  17. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    Shouldn't this stat be drops per catchable balls or something like that?
  18. AMERICAS_FAN

    AMERICAS_FAN Active Member

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    Good thing you're not the GM because that would be a horrible move.
  19. Gameover

    Gameover Well-Known Member

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    he's a loser!

    good move by the pats..the last two years the pats tried to win with losers(ocho, lloyd)
  20. ninja

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    Horrible for whom? I'd take a 3rd for Austin in a heartbeat.

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