Patriots News: Tom Brady's Dedication Will Make Brandon Lloyd an Elite WR Again

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Patriots News: Tom Brady's Dedication Will Make Brandon Lloyd an Elite WR Again
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New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady's dedication will make recently-acquired wide receiver Brandon Lloyd an elite talent again in 2012.

According to's Julian Benbow, Brady has been spending extra time with pass-catching targets Brandon Lloyd and Rob Gronkowski.

Lloyd explained the purpose of Brady's "extra work" to Benbow:

“It's something that we discussed that we wanted to do during the day today and we wanted to work on it,” Lloyd said...“You get late in possessions and you get to that eighth, ninth, 10th play and you're still expected to function with the same brain capacity the first play of the series so it's good physical training and mental training,” he said.

Only good things can come from Brady and Lloyd's preseason preparation. Lloyd just turned 31 this summer and led the NFL in receiving yards less than two years ago.

In 2010, Brandon Lloyd was a household name, catching 77 passes for 1,448 yards and 11 touchdowns with the Denver Broncos

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Now, after a 2011 season in which he was traded to the St. Louis Rams, Lloyd promises to return to the spotlight and reemerge as an elite NFL wide receiver.

That shouldn't be too far-fetched either, considering that he will be catching passes from Brady, who threw for over 5,200 yards and 39 touchdowns last season.

Brady even made two 1,300-plus-yard receivers out of Wes Welker and Rob Gronkowski. Given Lloyd's explosive past, it may not take long before he and Brady master the Pats' offensive scheme together and shred the rest of the league. 

The duo look to be on the same page with their preparation and practice, and that equals trouble for the rest of the NFL.

It's one thing to write off Brandon Lloyd when he's running routes in St. Louis, but another to doubt him in New England, where one of the best passers in all of football will be getting him the ball.

Brady's dedication to the Pats and being successful will make Brandon Lloyd elite again. He will shine on the gridiron and he will become a household name again.


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