His ability to make the acrobatic and circus-like catches, coupled with the level of consistency that he provided, made him not only one of the biggest surprises of the league, but also earned him a trip to the Pro Bowl.
On a team that was aimlessly flailing further into the downward spiral of mediocrity after the loss of some key position players, Lloyd provided the much-needed spark that encouraged fans to forget about the other Brandon whom he replaced.
Lloyd’s 2010 stat line: 77 catches for 1448 yards and 11 TD’s.
As we look into the proverbial crystal ball at what 2011 could entail for our Broncos, it becomes clear Brandon Lloyd will be at the center of a revitalized receiving corp.
However, will he be able to duplicate his incredible 2010 season? On the other hand, will he fall back into the ways that once made him a nomadic player?
How will the coaching change, as well as a change in offensive philosophy, affect Lloyd as he looks to continue his resurgence and further break away from the labels of “oft-injured” and “questionable attitude” that once plagued him earlier in his career?
Finally, what are some other key factors that will contribute to, or adversely affect, his ability to continue his dominance over the opposing teams’ secondary?
In the slide show that follows, these questions will be addressed, as well as other key factors introduced, as we take a closer look at Brandon Lloyd and the five factors that will influence his 2011 season.