Pats just picked up the best receiver in football, and nobody seemed to notice. Wow!!!

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    Re: Pats just picked up the best receiver in football, and nobody seemed to notice. Wow!!!

    he could become that this year i agree he has florished under avg at best qbs scary what him and brady will do in this offence just think who do u cover? u can double anyone every one keeps talking wallace not seeing on how good this offence will be this year. 
     
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    Re: Pats just picked up the best receiver in football, and nobody seemed to notice. Wow!!!

    I like a guy who can catch over 70 balls for a 1000 yards with 3 different QBs in 1 season.

    He can get yac which is our bread and butter. We didn't "need" a deep threat because it is a lower% play. We needed a disciplined route runner with good hands and big play ability....I think we got him.
     
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    Re: Pats just picked up the best receiver in football, and nobody seemed to notice. Wow!!!

    Lloyd runs a 4.65 according to a conversation I heard a couple of weeks ago on NFL Network.
    That is neither here nor there as the saying goes though cause it is not his speed as much as his route running/breaking ability/vertical. His Vertical is still over 36" which is why you see him make so many circus catches. I predict he will have a fantastic year due to he has never had a good QB like he will have now and with Gronk, Herny, and Welker your talking about a pick your poison, and we havent even added in the possibility of any running game. Also the slot WR they picked up Gonzales(sp) if healthy has solid skills. They may have picked him up to allow them to see what the market for Welker is.
     
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    Re: Pats just picked up the best receiver in football, and nobody seemed to notice. Wow!!!

    He'll do better with a stable QB situation.

    49ers 2003-05
    Jeff Garcia 13 games started
    Tim Rattay 16
    Ken Dorsey 10
    Alex Smith 7
    Cody Pickett 2

    Redskins 2006-07
    Mark Brunell 9
    Jason Campbell 20
    Todd Collins 3

    Bears 2008
    Kyle Orton 15
    Rex Grossman 1

    Broncos 2009-10
    Kyle Orton 19
    Chris Simms 1
    Tim Tebow 1

    Rams 2010
    A.J. Feeley 3
    Sam Bradford 5
    Kellen Clemens 3

     
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    Re: Pats just picked up the best receiver in football, and nobody seemed to notice. Wow!!!

    Great signing, and I think people know what it "could" mean. But you never know. It didn't work out well with Ocho....

    That said, even when they got Ocho, I and others noted that he was really an overlapping talent with Branch, running more possession routes inside is his forte. 

    Lloyd actually answers the question (hopefully) that Tate, Slater, Underwood, et al, have tried to answer. A guy who can pull players downfield. 


     
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    Re: Pats just picked up the best receiver in football, and nobody seemed to notice. Wow!!!

    49ers 2003-05
    Jeff Garcia 13 games started
    Tim Rattay 16
    Ken Dorsey 10
    Alex Smith 7
    Cody Pickett 2

    Redskins 2006-07
    Mark Brunell 9
    Jason Campbell 20
    Todd Collins 3

    Bears 2008
    Kyle Orton 15
    Rex Grossman 1

    Broncos 2009-10
    Kyle Orton 19
    Chris Simms 1
    Tim Tebow 1

    Rams 2010
    A.J. Feeley 3
    Sam Bradford 5
    Kellen Clemens 3



    Wow kinda makes me feel sorry for the guy.
     
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    Re: Pats just picked up the best receiver in football, and nobody seemed to notice. Wow!!!

    The guy reminds me very much of Randy Moss.  Not talent level mind you, although Lloyd does have some serious serious talent.  But rather, he's a bit of a basket case, and playing on losing teams seems to get to him ala Randy and bring that out.  Randy was a completely different guy when he got to NE, because he found a solid system, team and QB that made life a whole lot easier and enjoyable.  I expect Lloyd will fit in this team like a hand to a glove and good things will happen.  I'm very excited about the signing. 
     
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    Re: Pats just picked up the best receiver in football, and nobody seemed to notice. Wow!!!

    Best WR in football? No. Underrated by some, great fit for our system, makes this elite offense even better......Yes.
     
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    Re: Pats just picked up the best receiver in football, and nobody seemed to notice. Wow!!!

    I like the signing a lot. Dude has sick Upps, fights for the ball, has sure hands, makes amazing catches and has a very high YPC.

    All that being said, he cost only 4 mill/year and thats great, but it wasnt all because he took a paycut, its because people have called him bi=polar and a bad teamate.

    Im just saying, lets keep it in perspective. I love the signing for the money, but remember why he is coming here on the cheap. He is an unknown. Meaning noone knows who will show up everday. I think he is a hard worker on the field, and I have seen nothing to suggest otherwise, but do the math. Do you think E.Royal has more value, or that he is just more of a stable human being?
     
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    Re: Pats just picked up the best receiver in football, and nobody seemed to notice. Wow!!!

    In Response to Re: Pats just picked up the best receiver in football, and nobody seemed to notice. Wow!!!:
    In Response to Re: Pats just picked up the best receiver in football, and nobody seemed to notice. Wow!!! : His name is Calvin Johnson actually
    Posted by JintsFan



    Actually he isn't. A number of WRs have put up numbers like Calvin over the years. No TE ever put up Gronk numbers. So when you consider what Gronk can bring on every play vs what Calvin can, Gronk is the more valuable guy. You can't subtract his important contributions to the run and pass protection when you tabulate. If you want to say Calvin is the greater "pass catcher", then maybe you have a better argument.
     
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    Re: Pats just picked up the best receiver in football, and nobody seemed to notice. Wow!!!

    It'll be a great signing when I know he has more mental capacity than a snow pea. Let's just hope Brady doesn't have to draw on his chest to tell him where to go like the last two "great signings"?
     
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    Re: Pats just picked up the best receiver in football, and nobody seemed to notice. Wow!!!

    Okay . . .  if nobody else is going to ask it, I guess I will:

    If this guy is so wonderful, how come he keeps getting shipped out?

    (and why is he available for relative peanuts?)

     
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    Re: Pats just picked up the best receiver in football, and nobody seemed to notice. Wow!!!

    The subject header is pure hyperbole.  Without starting an internet argument (and thus entering the special olympics) their at a dozen receivers that are better.

    PMike. He gets peanuts because when Welker puts his best foot forward to sign a contract, Hernandez becomes #3, Gronk is option #2 and Lloyd becomes the man that stretches the field. With the cap room the Pats have it is good signing. I never buy into the idea that getting the biggest names at each position out there will radically effect the outcome of the season (see Eagles and Jets).

    It's a big splash and a big name, but he only has to catch 40-50 balls to be effective. I just hope he doesn't turn out to be Galloway/Chad Johnson Part II. Hopefully the RB situation will resolve itself.

    I'm just as optimistic as about D Line players that Belichick has signed. The Patriots Brass tends to be very good at evaluating D line talent.
     
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    Re: Pats just picked up the best receiver in football, and nobody seemed to notice. Wow!!!

    Lloyd - Leads NFL in receiving yards in 2010 (w/ Kyle Orton), and still solid in 2011
    Welker - Leads NFL in receiving yards in 2011
    Gronkowski - Sets yardage/TD records for TE's (22 years old)
    Hernandez - 900 yards (22 years old)
    Branch - The most reliable 5th option in the NFL

    Emerging Ridley and Vereen...

    This is going to get crazy.
     
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    Re: Pats just picked up the best receiver in football, and nobody seemed to notice. Wow!!!

    In one of the more inevitable moves of free agency Brandon Lloyd continues following Josh McDaniels around the country by signing with the Patriots. A different type of receiver to anything the Patriots have, Lloyd went from career journeyman, to one of the most deadly receivers in the league in 2010. A trade to St Louis didn’t stop him exhibiting his talent, even if the quarterback play left us wanting more. Worth noting that Lloyd was our top ranked receiver in the league in 2010 when he led the league in receptions where the ball was thrown over 20 yards. Could the Patriots have nabbed a receiver to add a different dimension to their passing attack? We think so.

    -- https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/03/17/pff-live-free-agency-reaction-blog-day-5-031712/
     
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