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thabear04
03-16-2013, 02:00 PM
Brandon Lloyd reportedly was willing to take a pay cut to stay with the New England Patriots. Apparently, it won't be enough to keep him around.

The Boston Herald reported Saturday that the Patriots will release Lloyd after only one season with the team. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported that it's possible Lloyd will return at a lesser salary. Lloyd was due a $3 million roster bonus after a season in which Lloyd caught 74 passes for 911 yards and four touchdowns, but it was clear he wasn't going to get that bonus.

Lloyd didn't provide the vertical threat that the Patriots were hoping for, and there were reports that his erratic behavior was not a great fit in the locker room. His potential future in New England could depend on what else the Patriots get accomplished in free agency. Lloyd would be the best available free agent wide receiver, but that's not saying much. The next best might be another Patriot -- Julian Edelman.

The team has yet to extend an offer sheet to Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent Emmanuel Sanders, although that is expected to happen. The team also added Danny Amendola and Donald Jones in free agency, but lost Wes Welker. If Lloyd is let go, the team is extremely thin at wide receiver.

SNR
03-16-2013, 02:04 PM
I can't wait until Brady retires and the toxic ass "Patriot Way" burns a hole in New England the same way it did in Kansas City when Pioli tried to implement it

Count Zarth
03-16-2013, 02:10 PM
So the Patriots think they can just dump their top two WR and get away with it?

Dumping Lloyd and Welker in the same offseason is not going to have good results.

And they dumped Woodhead. LMAO

jd1020
03-16-2013, 02:14 PM
Belichick told Dimitroff to not trade up for Julio and instead sit back and take Baldwin because he was just as talented.

Maybe we could trade Baldwin for the Pats 1st.

Mavericks Ace
03-16-2013, 02:14 PM
So the Patriots think they can just dump their top two WR and get away with it?

Dumping Lloyd and Welker in the same offseason is not going to have good results.

And they dumped Woodhead. LMAO

yeah but they got Leon Washington. Hes more like in the mold of kevin faulk. I agree though, replacing welker and lloyd with the injury prone danny amendola cant make tom too happy.

Bowser
03-16-2013, 02:16 PM
Belichick told Dimitroff to not trade up for Julio and instead sit back and take Baldwin because he was just as talented.

Maybe we could trade Baldwin for the Pats 1st.

I can believe this since Pioli took Baldwin instead of Kaepernick. I'm sure that gem came straight from Hoodie's mouth.

shocked
03-16-2013, 02:18 PM
So Lloyd was a one year rental?

Sounds about right. Go look at his career history; he only lasts 1-3 years with every team...and he's going on to his 7th team, too.

WhawhaWhat
03-16-2013, 02:21 PM
Don't want. He's a douche.

Molitoth
03-16-2013, 02:24 PM
Lloyd has had decent production almost everywhere he has gone. I don't understand why he can't find a home.

CupidStunt
03-16-2013, 02:25 PM
He's from KC. I'm sure he'd like to play for Reid in his home town. 1-year deal? Bowe and Lloyd outside, Avery in the slot, Baldwin in spread sets (unless he earns more), and McCluster as the gadget player.

Course I wouldn't pay much for him, but for cheap I wouldn't turn him down.

KC Tattoo
03-16-2013, 02:26 PM
I can't wait until Brady retires and the toxic ass "Patriot Way" burns a hole in New England the same way it did in Kansas City when ***** tried to implement it

I just wonder if BB is going to retire same year as Tom Brady?

jd1020
03-16-2013, 02:27 PM
He's from KC. I'm sure he'd like to play for Reid in his home town. 1-year deal? Bowe and Lloyd outside, Avery in the slot, Baldwin in spread sets (unless he earns more), and McCluster as the gadget player.

Course I wouldn't pay much for him, but for cheap I wouldn't turn him down.

Why would you put your 1 deep threat in the slot?

Easy 6
03-16-2013, 02:27 PM
Its official, they're going to an all tight end offense.

Amendolas only there to fool Brady into thinking he didnt lose Welker.

Inmem58
03-16-2013, 02:27 PM
Lloyd has had decent production almost everywhere he has gone. I don't understand why he can't find a home.

This.


The guy give 110% of effort on the field. He has some of the best catches I've ever seen. He'll lay out for every pass. Not sure why he bounces from team to team. He's 31 and is from Kansas City. I'd give him a looksy

theelusiveeightrop
03-16-2013, 02:31 PM
KC guy. Bring him in for a look?

shocked
03-16-2013, 02:41 PM
Brandon Lloyd is said to be bi-polar (http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/articles/2012/03/11/patriots_could_be_a_fit_for_brandon_lloyd_because_of_mcdaniels/)...

“I know you’ve heard he was good in the building, but he wasn’t necessarily an angel in the building,’’ said the Broncos source. “He wasn’t a good teammate. During games, he was asking the stat person to see how many catches and yards he had at that point in the game when [Kyle] Orton was starting.

“He has that locker room lawyer-type in him. Publicly he’ll say all the right things, but in the locker room he’ll voice his opinion.

“He’s extremely intelligent. Very articulate, very well-read, but there were times when people in the building thought he may be bipolar - and not joking - because he has days where he’s up and ready to go and happy-go-lucky and he’s like, ‘Hey, what’s up? How’s it going?’

“And then there were other days when he was surly and moody, and you just know it’s not a good day to approach him.

“He’s kind of a different cat, I’ll say that.’’

CupidStunt
03-16-2013, 02:47 PM
Why would you put your 1 deep threat in the slot?

Lloyd can stretch the field. He just didn't in NE's dink'n'dunk offense. Maybe he wouldn't here, but he's a better outside receiver than Donnie Avery either way. Surely you don't think Baldwin plays ahead of Avery in the slot?

jd1020
03-16-2013, 02:49 PM
Lloyd can stretch the field. He just didn't in NE's dink'n'dunk offense. Maybe he wouldn't here, but he's a better outside receiver than Donnie Avery either way. Surely you don't think Baldwin plays ahead of Avery in the slot?

I think it's Baldwin vs Avery for WR2 and neither one plays the slot.

IMO, Baldwin was drafted to be Bowe's replacement. However, he hasn't developed and Bowe was just inked to a 5 year deal. Baldwin's place on this team is slowly fading.

Bump
03-16-2013, 02:52 PM
So the Patriots think they can just dump their top two WR and get away with it?

Dumping Lloyd and Welker in the same offseason is not going to have good results.

And they dumped Woodhead. LMAO

Tom Brady don't care. They've always done this. They still have the 2 TE's and whatever WR's they throw in there will look a lot better than they are.

DaneMcCloud
03-16-2013, 02:59 PM
Lloyd is said to be a locker room cancer and a "me" guy. He's been on five teams in the past five years. And he'll be 32 in July.

Pass.

Easy 6
03-16-2013, 03:01 PM
I'll take a pass on Lloyd...

We dont need all of his weirdo idiosyncracies in the lockerroom
He's old
Has never been fast
Has a well earned rep for dropping easy catches

Lets just draft a talented young player or pick one up in free agency and stay away from guys who cant seem to stick ANYWHERE.

ed* dane beat me to it

okcchief
03-16-2013, 07:28 PM
Was he in San Fran before or after Alex Smith?

He's a pretty good receiver IMO, but if he's a head case then no thanks.

okcchief
03-16-2013, 07:30 PM
Looks like they only played together Smith's rookie year.