Re: Brandon Lloyd
posted at 7/21/2013 1:10 PM EDT
In response to RallyC's comment:
In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:
Lloyd has had trouble sticking with teams. A lot of people mentioned that when the Pats brought him in last season. From observing him last year, he seems to have a fairly limited set of skills. He's good (even very good) at a few things, but he's not very versatile, nor is he fully consistent even in the areas where he excels (i.e., those backshoulder catches along the sideline). If the attitude issues are as significant as some have suggested, he may simply not be worth bringing back. The good he brings isn't great enough to compensate for the apparent headaches.
Of course, none of us is in the locker room, so I advise myself and others to remain open to the idea that the attitude problems are not the concern some newspaper reports have suggested. We just don't really know that. All we do know is what we see on the field--and that shows that he is very good in a few things (working the sideline) but very limited in what he can do, a bit inconsistent catching the ball, and horrible getting yards after the catch. In an offense that desparately needs more diversity a one-trick pony doesn't seem like the best fit.
Of course, if there's no one else . . .
Pro, for all of the reasons I state in my above post, Dobson is the future at the #1 WR position. As a former CB, I can tell you that a guy like a 32-yr old at Lloyd 6'0, 200lbs. running a 4.65 40yrd dash coming at me feels more like a back coming outta the back filed compared to the fear that a grown AZZ man who runs a 4.4 40yrd dash and is
6'3", 210lbs. Dobson is a physical freak and wil prove it in almost no time in camp.
Tend to agree Rally . . . I just don't think Lloyd adds all that much. He wasn't horrible to fill the hole in the roster at outside receiver last year, but I don't think he's the future. I'm high on Dobson too. Can't wait for camp and preseason to start so we have some data on how the guy is doing.
I'll just add that Lloyd looks like a running back coming off the line . . . but once he catches the ball, that's the last thing he looks like . . . he just falls down. As a corner, I bet you'd like that combo in a receiver!