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Patriots reach agreement with Brandon Lloyd

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Brandon Lloyd is Tom Brady’s newest weapon.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Lloyd has reached an agreement with the Patriots, ending a day in which we saw one report that a deal between the Patriots and Lloyd was close and another report that the deal actually wasn’t close.

Now Lloyd is heading to New England, where he’ll add a deep threat capable of making spectacular catches to the Patriots’ passing game. He’ll also immediately understand what’s expected of him from Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels: Lloyd has a close relationship with McDaniels and had his best season playing for McDaniels in Denver in 2010.

Although money was reportedly a sticking point in the deal that Lloyd had said he wanted to get done, Lloyd had hinted he wanted to play in New England so badly that he’d take less money to sign there. They’ve now resolved whatever financial issues there were, and while there’s no word yet on how much money Lloyd got, he’ll be a Patriot.

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  1. yelix says: Mar 17, 2012 8:31 PM

    Ducky!

    Honestly, though, could make the Pats offense even more scary.

    Maybe Brady will tear his ACL in week one again like he did after the last time he lost a Super Bowl.

  2. revanslightsaber says: Mar 17, 2012 8:32 PM

    Damn I was hoping he would sign anywhere but New England. Not gonna lie a hell of a pickup

  3. captainvilfo says: Mar 17, 2012 8:32 PM

    watch out opposing NFL defenses..

  4. bozosforall says: Mar 17, 2012 8:32 PM

    Now Lloyd and McDaniel can “get down to business”. In the locker room.

  5. towniesman says: Mar 17, 2012 8:33 PM

    now how bout a 3rd shot at the new york football giants

  6. bobhk says: Mar 17, 2012 8:33 PM

    Won’t matter. Pats d still sucks

  7. prosourcetalk says: Mar 17, 2012 8:35 PM

    Far out

  8. webehighrollin says: Mar 17, 2012 8:36 PM

    Good Riddance I say! Manningham and H.Ward to SF!

    5 wide: Moss, Crabtree, Manningham, Ward, Davis

    CHAMPIONSHIP!!

  9. dirkatl says: Mar 17, 2012 8:36 PM

    Very good pickup…

  10. brenenostler says: Mar 17, 2012 8:36 PM

    So much for St. Louis trying to get offensive weapons for Bradford. They better pray Blackmon is still available at 6.

  11. mlcook30 says: Mar 17, 2012 8:38 PM

    Nice!!

    Well done

  12. fuaholes says: Mar 17, 2012 8:39 PM

    Nice pick up. This guy will understand the offense and know what is expected of him. Josh McDaniels will have a blast with these weapons. This offense will be very difficult to defend with so many legit options and Gronk in his prime. Now if they can only improve the D.

    Go Pats.

  13. jrfrom508 says: Mar 17, 2012 8:39 PM

    Awesome!

  14. sschmiggles says: Mar 17, 2012 8:40 PM

    yelix says:
    Mar 17, 2012 8:31 PM

    Maybe Brady will tear his ACL in week one again like he did after the last time he lost a Super Bowl.
    _____________________________

    This is why I laugh when people complain about ‘classless’ Pats fans.

  15. 7to10for6allday says: Mar 17, 2012 8:41 PM

    Yup they’ll win that division again, probably 12 wins while jets bills and dolphins suck a$$ AGAIN!

  16. pfii63 says: Mar 17, 2012 8:41 PM

    Hey Yelix –

    Stay classy.

  17. redguy12588 says: Mar 17, 2012 8:42 PM

    Is he going to play defense? Patriots don’t need any help on offense, they need balance, especially now that Brady is getting up there in age. He’s already not making throws that he used to. Unnecessary move when this team has much bigger needs.

  18. steeltuff says: Mar 17, 2012 8:42 PM

    Looks like Mike Wallace will stay with Pittsburgh after all.

  19. latopia says: Mar 17, 2012 8:44 PM

    With Lloyd’s 42% catch-rate, 1.9 YAC and allergy to hard contact/downfield blocking, AFC East rivals just cried THANK YOU!

  20. blacknole08 says: Mar 17, 2012 8:44 PM

    Good signing. Brady is gonna have a monster year with Lloyd in the line-up.

  21. jenniferxxx says: Mar 17, 2012 8:45 PM

    The Pats just got a lot tougher.

  22. leocrow says: Mar 17, 2012 8:45 PM

    Yep he’s all that offense needs to be terrifying. Defense is still underwhelming at best, though.

  23. raiderapologist says: Mar 17, 2012 8:46 PM

    They also signed Trevor Scott. Where’s the love?

  24. pftisdabomb says: Mar 17, 2012 8:49 PM

    All I can say is wow. They just made a scary offense way scarier. If they can fix the defense via another pickup or two and thru the draft I feel bad for the rest of the division. Sry Mario, u shooda stayed in Texas.

  25. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 17, 2012 8:51 PM

    And Condon keeps his job…how bout that.

  26. sclazo says: Mar 17, 2012 8:52 PM

    SO isin’t this considered low balling? It’s ok if the Patriots do it but heaven forbid any other team from doing it right?

    Gratz on the singing Pats I am just blasting the media.

  27. megaspartan87 says: Mar 17, 2012 8:52 PM

    Its about time

  28. pfii63 says: Mar 17, 2012 8:54 PM

    They have already improved a team that lost the Super Bowl on one play. Tighten up the o-line, bring back Law Firm, add one more defensive lineman and another linebacker (through draft or FA), and this will make the Patriots the prohibitive favorite to represent the AFC next February in the Super Bowl.

  29. cantgetenoughfootball says: Mar 17, 2012 8:55 PM

    you know its time for the patriots to drift away from these aging free agents. brandon lloyd has put up some impressive freakish plays but can we say he is a winner, or just a beneficial stat collector from a weak offense with little weapons always playing catch up im honestly not impressed.

  30. edukator4 says: Mar 17, 2012 8:58 PM

    with brady being unable to face a pass rush down field threats wont matter against the bills

  31. discosucs2005 says: Mar 17, 2012 8:58 PM

    Solid move. Only makes the it easier for Brady. I wonder if this means the TE numbers will go down in NE? As good as Brady is there is still only one ball to go around.

  32. twodat says: Mar 17, 2012 9:02 PM

    Good for Pats

  33. nygsbchamps4 says: Mar 17, 2012 9:02 PM

    Can’t wait to beat these guys in the superbowl again next year, it should be fun. They’re going to have alot circus catches in that next loss.

  34. bobhk says: Mar 17, 2012 9:02 PM

    Did they need another receiver or a better running back and some d. Pats will pass a lot and might even make Superbowl in a weak AFC but they’ll get beat when it really matters.

  35. nflfollower says: Mar 17, 2012 9:05 PM

    This guy will PRODUCE in NE.

  36. patswhatsup says: Mar 17, 2012 9:07 PM

    Great, now pats can focus on D throughout the draft… and maybe OT. Gotta get someone to stop mario williams twice a year now!

  37. yelix says: Mar 17, 2012 9:11 PM

    Alright, yeah, the last part of my comment was dumb and unnecessary. I don’t root for Brady and the Pats, but it really isn’t right to wish for someone to be injured. The NFL is a better place when the superstars are healthy.

  38. bozosforall says: Mar 17, 2012 9:11 PM

    pfii63 says:
    Mar 17, 2012 8:54 PM
    They have already improved a team that lost the Super Bowl on one play. Tighten up the o-line, bring back Law Firm, add one more defensive lineman and another linebacker (through draft or FA), and this will make the Patriots the prohibitive favorite to represent the AFC next February in the Super Bowl.

     ___
    Except for the fact that the vets are one year older and closer to retirement. Easy for idiot Pats fans to ignore facts when they can live in dreamworld.

  39. khuxford says: Mar 17, 2012 9:11 PM

    I wish I could seriously say this will work out as well as the Ochocinco move, but I know it won’t…

  40. phillyphil005 says: Mar 17, 2012 9:11 PM

    Doesn’t matter when opposing teams can get pressure, ala the Giants, Ravens, and now the Bills with Super Mario.

  41. vinsanitynow says: Mar 17, 2012 9:20 PM

    > bozosforall
    >Except for the fact that the vets are one year older and closer to retirement. Easy for idiot Pats fans to ignore facts when they can live in dreamworld.
    ——————-

    So is everyone else’s roster… whats the point?

  42. whodeydaytonchapter says: Mar 17, 2012 9:21 PM

    Ocho-no-mo

  43. vincentbojackson says: Mar 17, 2012 9:24 PM

    Finally they went out and got a deep threat. Brady hasn’t thrown a pass beyond 10 yards since Moss was shown the door.

  44. pone27 says: Mar 17, 2012 9:24 PM

    This is an excellent move for the Pats. They can now focus on drafting DBs and finally give Tom a deep threat. People talking about Lloyds YAC are morons. His job is to CATCH the deep ball… We save the YACs for Gronk and Wes. Lloyd is a HUGE upgrade to the WR core

  45. x1willdabeast1x says: Mar 17, 2012 9:26 PM

    What!!!!!???? Why? Did ochocinco not do enough for you?

    …………… oh yeah

  46. 7to10for6allday says: Mar 17, 2012 9:27 PM

    @nygsbchamps4, NY isn’t winning this year, book it! Y’all ain’t even winning the division……guess who is?

  47. bradyisbetterthanrodgers says: Mar 17, 2012 9:27 PM

    haha bozo, your hatred of the patriots makes me laugh. keep posting please. i need some more laughs. you are just plain jealous of the patriots

  48. ftblfan9 says: Mar 17, 2012 9:28 PM

    Best of luck to Deion Branch. A very good WR who won a Super Bowl MVP.

  49. allsportsnyfan says: Mar 17, 2012 9:32 PM

    You had Randy, Wes, Gronk, Branch, and no SB to show, what’s the difference, now with Lloyd, while you are at it call NY your Daddy. Right, Tom (miniskirt) Brady?

  50. tothefellowshipofthemiserable says: Mar 17, 2012 9:37 PM

    Heck with defense. Now go get Wallace !

  51. sschmiggles says: Mar 17, 2012 9:37 PM

    bozosforall says:
    Mar 17, 2012 9:11 PM

    Except for the fact that the vets are one year older and closer to retirement. Easy for idiot Pats fans to ignore facts when they can live in dreamworld.
    __________________________

    The Patriots had one of the younger teams in the NFL last year especially on defense. Who are all these old players? Tom Brady? That’s pretty much it, buddy.

    Another year of experience is bad news for haters like you.

  52. infectorman says: Mar 17, 2012 9:41 PM

    bozoforall says:
    says: Mar 17, 2012 9:11 PM

    pfii63 says:
    Mar 17, 2012 8:54 PM
    They have already improved a team that lost the Super Bowl on one play. Tighten up the o-line, bring back Law Firm, add one more defensive lineman and another linebacker (through draft or FA), and this will make the Patriots the prohibitive favorite to represent the AFC next February in the Super Bowl.

    ___
    Except for the fact that the vets are one year older and closer to retirement. Easy for idiot Pats fans to ignore facts when they can live in dreamworld.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Tired, so tired. get some new material…

  53. bobhk says: Mar 17, 2012 9:51 PM

    Mar 17, 2012 9:37 PM

    bozosforall says:
    Mar 17, 2012 9:11 PM

    Except for the fact that the vets are one year older and closer to retirement. Easy for idiot Pats fans to ignore facts when they can live in dreamworld.
    __________________________

    The Patriots had one of the younger teams in the NFL last year especially on defense. Who are all these old players? Tom Brady? That’s pretty much it, buddy.

    Another year of experience is bad news for haters like you.
    ———–
    Of course Brady is the most important guy on that team. Try winning the Superbowl with Hoyer. Bozo is right.

  54. patsfan87 says: Mar 17, 2012 9:52 PM

    3 years and 12 million is a steal for a verticle wideout with the knowledge of the offense. More money to sign other free agents. With Welker, Gronk, Hernandez, Lloyd, and Ocho plus Gonsalez. Then Woodhead, Lawfirm if he signs, Ridley and Vareen we will be explosive and Superbowl bound again

  55. sackofnuts says: Mar 17, 2012 9:53 PM

    So this happend…….Meh. But what is going on with Peyton? Did he defecate today…at all?

  56. neelyisgod says: Mar 17, 2012 9:54 PM

    Nice pick up!!!! Trade away Welker now for a few 1st rounders and you still have Hernandez & Gronk for the middle. Then trade up for the future and get Blackmon.

  57. stevebozeman says: Mar 17, 2012 10:01 PM

    Defense??? The Pats are so cheap.

  58. sschmiggles says: Mar 17, 2012 10:02 PM

    bozosforall says:
    Mar 17, 2012 9:11 PM

    Of course Brady is the most important guy on that team. Try winning the Superbowl with Hoyer. Bozo is right.
    ________________

    The dude is as wrong as it gets. Tom Brady is one player, and he’s a quarterback. He had two of his best seasons ever in 2010 and 2011.

    If that’s your definition of slowing down, then give me some of what you’re smoking.

  59. chiefsroyals says: Mar 17, 2012 10:03 PM

    The most overrated free agent this year. Not a smart move.

  60. gorilladik81 says: Mar 17, 2012 10:05 PM

    This is a good pick up, another reliable target for Brady, but he isn’t a deep threat, they need to release Ochocinco, and they need to Draft Michael Floyd with the 27th pick, and use the rest on D.

  61. clipper325 says: Mar 17, 2012 10:10 PM

     bozosforall says:
    Mar 17, 2012 9:11 PM
    pfii63 says:
    Mar 17, 2012 8:54 PM
    They have already improved a team that lost the Super Bowl on one play. Tighten up the o-line, bring back Law Firm, add one more defensive lineman and another linebacker (through draft or FA), and this will make the Patriots the prohibitive favorite to represent the AFC next February in the Super Bowl.

     ___
    Except for the fact that the vets are one year older and closer to retirement. Easy for idiot Pats fans to ignore facts when they can live in dreamworld.

     1 11 

    Bozoforall what vets you talking about? Matt Light? Pats drafted his replacement in the 1st round last year. Kevin Faulk? Faulk played in 7 games and carried the ball 17 times last season… Brady? Still 3-4 years to go before we start talking about retirement there. As for the majority of the rest of the roster, it’s been rebuilt with plenty of young talent. Keep livin in your dream word…

  62. drewzducks says: Mar 17, 2012 10:13 PM

    Bozosforall says:
    Now Lloyd and McDaniel can “get down to business”. In the locker room.

    Sounds like someone is talking from experience with his own “Sandusky” moment. Explains a lot.

  63. nemyx1 says: Mar 17, 2012 10:21 PM

    webehighrollin says: Mar 17, 2012 8:36 PM

    Good Riddance I say! Manningham and H.Ward to SF!

    5 wide: Moss, Crabtree, Manningham, Ward, Davis

    CHAMPIONSHIP!!

    ——-

    I’m a niners fan, but I think you’re living up to your user id right now. Brandon Lloyd isn’t elite, but he’s come a long way from his first stint with SF (and every other team he was at until Denver). Manningham is weak and Ward is way past his prime.

  64. 6ball says: Mar 17, 2012 10:24 PM

    .

    The signing allows them to deal any or all of their 4 picks (27+31 in 1st, 17+31 in 2nd) at will.

    Prior to the Lloyd signing, one of those picks would have gambled on a WR. Now Belichick can tell other teams that every pick is in play.

    It could be that the Patriots are sellers on draft day.

    .

  65. holdthemayo123 says: Mar 17, 2012 10:36 PM

    Outside of Brady, the Pats are actually a young team. If anything, the defense should benefit from another year under their belt. Hopefully they are eying some talent on D in the draft – they have some decent pieces already, but are certainly lacking a true difference maker.

  66. holdthemayo123 says: Mar 17, 2012 10:48 PM

    chiefsroyals March 17, 2012, 10:03 PM EDT

    The most overrated free agent this year. Not a smart move.

    Overrated? He garnered barely any interest and signed for the pats cheap.

  67. barneyrumble says: Mar 17, 2012 11:02 PM

    Lloyd and Gonzo? Does this mean bye bye Ochocinco??

  68. chizzle20 says: Mar 17, 2012 11:13 PM

    Too bad girl boy won’t have time to throw to him because Mario will be on his a$$.

  69. 1historian says: Mar 17, 2012 11:16 PM

    super(dooper)mario was out for most of the year and the texans won their division without him – can the bills do anything else? the dolphins are a trainwreck and the jets are a joke

    The pats have improved their d line and their d backs and there is still the small matter of 4 picks in the first 2 rounds of the draft. and they lost the Super Bowl by one play.

    in bill we trust

    hate on haters, hate on

  70. donterrelli says: Mar 17, 2012 11:16 PM

    So, where’s the story about where Wes Welker will be traded to now that Anthony Gonzalez and Brandon Lloyd have signed?

  71. bozosforall says: Mar 17, 2012 11:22 PM

    bradyisbetterthanrodgers says:
    Mar 17, 2012 9:27 PM
    haha bozo, your hatred of the patriots makes me laugh. keep posting please. i need some more laughs. you are just plain jealous of the patriots

     ___
    See, that’s where you idiot Pats fans are wrong. It’s not the Patriots that I dislike. It’s you bunch of no-life obnoxious New England losers that continually pollute the Internet with your empty blathering, bragging about the mercenary teams that purport to represent your miserable region. It’s a continual source of amusement to see so many of you whine whenever anyone makes the slightest bit of a disparaging remark about any of your local pro teams. It’s almost as if you idiots really think that any one of these players gives a rat’s patootie if any of you exist. What jokes you all are in real life.

  72. TylerHills says: Mar 17, 2012 11:43 PM

    I don’t like the pats but this is a could pick An upgrade over Deion Branch. It will be interesting to see how Anthony Gonzalez is used and if he can stay healthy.

  73. billybob91 says: Mar 17, 2012 11:52 PM

    It’s a bad signing. 10 seasons in the NFL, 6 different teams, ONE good season. Oh ya he’s real great. 2012’s Ocho Cinco. Oh and I’m a Pats fan bashing this horrendous signing.

  74. pencilfart says: Mar 18, 2012 12:02 AM

    When Floyd was with SF he got pulled over driving a hot pink Lamborghini.

  75. latopia says: Mar 18, 2012 12:04 AM

    Ha. Just goes to show why most Pats fans should stick to hockey. ANS (AdvancedNFLStats.com) ranked Lloyd #61 among all receivers in 2011; FO (FootballOutsiders.com) had him even lower at #67.

    Mike Wallace — a true downfield threat with the catch-rate (64%) and YAC (6.8) to prove it — ranked #18 and #5 respectively. Belichick knows Lloyd isn’t “elite” and paid him accordingly.

  76. clipper325 says: Mar 18, 2012 12:11 AM

    Bozosforall you are quite the intellect arent you?

  77. bozosforall says: Mar 18, 2012 12:12 AM

    latopia says:
    Mar 18, 2012 12:04 AM
    Ha. Just goes to show why most Pats fans should stick to hockey. ANS (AdvancedNFLStats.com) ranked Lloyd #61 among all receivers in 2011; FO (FootballOutsiders.com) had him even lower at #67.

    Mike Wallace — a true downfield threat with the catch-rate (64%) and YAC (6.8) to prove it — ranked #18 and #5 respectively. Belichick knows Lloyd isn’t “elite” and paid him accordingly.

     __
    Great research, latopia. And even more astute observation about the idiot New England fan base.

  78. patswhatsup says: Mar 18, 2012 12:16 AM

    chiefsroyals says: Mar 17, 2012 10:03 PM

    The most overrated free agent this year. Not a smart move.
    ________________________________

    Except that he was among the lead leaders in receiving yards and tore up the league while in denver under Mcdaniels…… with ORTON throwing to him….

  79. mrconnors says: Mar 18, 2012 12:17 AM

    Bozosforall, you post on any and every topic regarding the Patriots, and you call other people pathetic. You’re obsessed with everything NE. You’re an embarrassment to the human race.

  80. billsfan30192 says: Mar 18, 2012 12:22 AM

    PLEASE, it takes time to develope down field plays with mario williams, marcell dareus, and kyle williams plus a first or second roud pass rusher, BRADY is already sweatin out playin the bills next season and loyd will get manhandled by a physical corner like say Aaron williams

  81. kacapaco says: Mar 18, 2012 12:25 AM

    And they got him for 12mil/3yrs?!?! That is cool value as it will leave enough cap space for safety & pass rusher. Go pats!

  82. descendency says: Mar 18, 2012 12:58 AM

    billybob91 says:
    Mar 17, 2012 11:52 PM
    It’s a bad signing. 10 seasons in the NFL, 6 different teams, ONE good season. Oh ya he’s real great. 2012′s Ocho Cinco. Oh and I’m a Pats fan bashing this horrendous signing.

    ——————————-

    Ocho Cinco was a much better WR than Brandon Lloyd, though out their careers.

  83. nfl1818 says: Mar 18, 2012 1:06 AM

    > bozosforall
    >Except for the fact that the vets are one year older and closer to retirement. Easy for idiot Pats fans to ignore facts when they can live in dreamworld.

    The Pats have 2 young 2nd year guys to replace Faulk, who are more explosive than their current RBs – Vereen and Ridley from LSU. They have several vets on OL but also Solder, Cannon, and
    Vollmer, each 3rd year or less.

    The D is young and Deadrerick, Love, Spikes, Arrington, McCourty and Moore all are young, played a lot, and should get stronger and/or better. Plus CB Dowling and S Barrett come back from IR. The leaders are Chung who is 24, Mayo who is 26 and Wilfork who is 30. This D was dramatically better at year end and just added a strong DL (from Cincy) and S Gregory who is an upgrade over half the guys they played.

    If Brace or Cunningham or Markell do anything, that’s accretive.

    Question marks remain re Anderson and Carter, but they have more cap space and 4 picks in the first 2 rounds, which probably yields a young OL and 3 possible studs on D w/ WR needs now filled. Conservatively, 2 of those top 4 picks will contribute. With Lloyd and Gregory signed, there are fewer holes and a lot less risk that they get squeezed on draft day, where numerous DLs are available. They have signed every key ST contributor so ST needs are addressed.

    If they get a good safety in the draft, this team will be more complete than any they have fielded in 12 years.

    Net – net ST looks the same, offense looks slightly better, and D still adding via FA and draft.

    These are the facts and they suggest – barring major injuries – a better more complete team.

    Don’t be so bitter fella

  84. nfl1818 says: Mar 18, 2012 1:20 AM

    Bozosforall says “See, that’s where you idiot Pats fans are wrong. It’s not the Patriots that I dislike. It’s you bunch of no-life obnoxious New England losers that continually pollute the Internet with your empty blathering, bragging about the mercenary teams that purport to represent your miserable region. It’s a continual source of amusement to see so many of you whine whenever anyone makes the slightest bit of a disparaging remark about any of your local pro teams. It’s almost as if you idiots really think that any one of these players gives a rat’s patootie if any of you exist. What jokes you all are in real life.”

    I think all NFL fans realize the players live their own lives. That’s not a NE thing. I’m sure NE has its share of bad posters but so does NY – Giants posters were boasting quite a bit and gloating as well after the SB, both here and on espn boston and boston globe sites. And you personally give the Jets a bad name.

    You are by far the most frequent non-Pat poster on Patriot stories, always with negative comments. It’s tiresome, bitter and unnecessary. Have a beer, post something with facts and without vitriol, and relax.

    It’s just a game.

  85. txnative61 says: Mar 18, 2012 2:22 AM

    Can’t say I’m a Pats fan, but that’s because I don’t like the snobby Boaston area. I like the way they run the team. Lloyd wanted to be there, and was motivated enough to be reasonable on salary. If a player wants to break the bank and hold them up for outrageous numbers, fine, we’ll miss you. Cheap, or thrifty is semantics–best way to run a franchise, even if they don’t win every year, who does?

  86. jolink653 says: Mar 18, 2012 2:44 AM

    first off for all those saying lloyd hasn’t been impressive throughout his career name me one elite or even top 10 qb that lloyd has had throwing him the ball…once you can’t name me one then come talk to me about his bad numbers are and how he’s “overrated”…is he a top 15 receiver? no probably not but the extra coverage he’ll take downfield with him will open up the underneath routes for welker and the seam routes for gronk and hernandez and if he’s one on one with a defender brady can put it up and let him chase it down…and not only that now the patriots can use both first round picks on a pass rusher/safety that will vastly improve a defense which was so much better than everyone gave them credit for or draft a younger interior lineman to protect brady…this signing creates serious mismatches all over the field

  87. patsfiend says: Mar 18, 2012 3:27 AM

    bozosforall says:
    Mar 17, 2012 11:22 PM
    bradyisbetterthanrodgers says:
    Mar 17, 2012 9:27 PM
    haha bozo, your hatred of the patriots makes me laugh. keep posting please. i need some more laughs. you are just plain jealous of the patriots

    ___
    See, that’s where you idiot Pats fans are wrong. It’s not the Patriots that I dislike. It’s you bunch of no-life obnoxious New England losers that continually pollute the Internet with your empty blathering, bragging about the mercenary teams that purport to represent your miserable region. It’s a continual source of amusement to see so many of you whine whenever anyone makes the slightest bit of a disparaging remark about any of your local pro teams. It’s almost as if you idiots really think that any one of these players gives a rat’s patootie if any of you exist. What jokes you all are in real life.
    ———–
    You are a frontrunner that deserted your hometown team(s) to root for the biggest mercenary teams in their respective sports, the Lakers and Yankees. Do you live in both NY and LA at the same time? When will you be revealing your football team, purple coward?

    He’s right, except you’re not jealous of the teams as much as your jealous of a cohesive Boston fan base for all the teams here. The biggest crybaby on this site is you, schmeg-face.

  88. patsfiend says: Mar 18, 2012 3:29 AM

    latopia says:
    Mar 18, 2012 12:04 AM
    Ha. Just goes to show why most Pats fans should stick to hockey. ANS (AdvancedNFLStats.com) ranked Lloyd #61 among all receivers in 2011; FO (FootballOutsiders.com) had him even lower at #67.

    Mike Wallace — a true downfield threat with the catch-rate (64%) and YAC (6.8) to prove it — ranked #18 and #5 respectively. Belichick knows Lloyd isn’t “elite” and paid him accordingly.
    ——————-
    Nice post. It’s true, he’s not as good as Wallace. However, is it worth a 1st rd. draft pick and a LOT more money to move from Lloyd to Wallace, given the other options Brady has? Perhaps.

    Happy to have any kind of “threat” and looking forward to a defensive-minded draft.

  89. pgjimmy says: Mar 18, 2012 3:37 AM

    bozo u live up to ur name buddy, ur a clown, all u do is hate on boston sports because they still dominate ur life

  90. patsfan3175 says: Mar 18, 2012 3:44 AM

    Wow only 3 years $12 million. Talk about a bargain! I’m not a huge Lloyd fan, but he’s the best value WR in free agency thus far. Nice job BB talking the price down.

  91. randomcommenter says: Mar 18, 2012 3:52 AM

    The 2011 Pats were a product of their weak schedule. Even the playoffs broke their way when they got to play the Broncos and Ravens.

    Their offensive weakness is that they have no WRs to threaten deep. Did Lloyd change that? Not really.

  92. hconspiracy says: Mar 18, 2012 6:20 AM

    Go Pats…..an awesome offence has just got even better! I’ll book my Superbowl trip now…….

    I trust Bill will sort out the defence…..we have a couple of first round picks and let’s face it…..the defence started to get its act together in the playoff run and we got to the Superbowl……so not that woeful!

  93. cluelessdufus says: Mar 18, 2012 6:50 AM

    you guys don’t know nothing once again Lloyd out 1 out of the 8 seasons he played he was at least consistent he is not a big time signing you guys think he is you go crazy after 1 season i never knew NFL fans were so stupid

  94. trseann says: Mar 18, 2012 8:57 AM

    Is losing a Superbowl by one play to a flippin’ NINE AND SEVEN team equivalent to getting blown out? I dunno. Feels like it should be.

    I guess this is a good pickup, but teams like the Saints (despite the drama), Packers, Ravens, and Texans with a healthy starting QB all still seem like favorites over the Patriots.

    I suppose this post constitutes as “hating” but I consider it more like “shrugging”.

  95. nygsbchamps4 says: Mar 18, 2012 8:58 AM

    @7to10for6… Hey, it’s the nfl. But I’m putting my money the current champs though.

  96. TheWizard says: Mar 18, 2012 9:39 AM

    Can’t wait to beat these guys in the superbowl again next year, it should be fun.

    Hopefully you’re shooting for a little better than 9-7 this time around, or you may not be there.

  97. Rhodygal says: Mar 18, 2012 9:55 AM

    Awesome!!! Eli WHO???

  98. nygsbchamps4 says: Mar 18, 2012 11:00 AM

    @Wizard, hey yeah let’s shoot for the best record in the regular season, afterall history shows it worked well for the Packers, and Pats before them.

  99. CKL says: Mar 18, 2012 11:43 AM

    randomcommenter says: Mar 18, 2012 3:52 AM

    The 2011 Pats were a product of their weak schedule. Even the playoffs broke their way when they got to play the Broncos and Ravens.
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    And in 2010, the Pats beat like 6 playoff teams and went one and done. It’s a useless stat out of any sort of context.

    And to people slagging the D, the Pats wouldn’t have made it past the AFCC if their D hadn’t carried them in that game. Are they fantastic? Nope, and I want 90% of the draft to be D. But they did a helluva job situationally & in the red zone which is more than they’ve done in YEARS (still bad on third down though).

    Lloyd strikes me as a Keyshawn Johnson type. Very brash, opinionated and intelligent but prone to shooting his way out of town via his mouth. Not a fan of the signing but it’s worth noting that Keyshawn is a fan of Parcells and BB and vice versa so maybe this will work too.

  100. TheWizard says: Mar 18, 2012 12:33 PM

    Those double-digit win seasons have been fun to watch, indeed.

    To anyone with realistic expectations, the Pats have had a great run. I’ll take it.

  101. billsfan30192 says: Mar 18, 2012 3:12 PM

    Brady will never have time to throw thw ball, it doesnt matter what reciever u guys have. no pass rusher in the leauge has had more sacks than mario williams since 2007 and he missed 11 games last year. After the first game against buffalo with mario, dareus, and kyle all beatin up on brady he will b pondering retirement mid season. #BUFFALO BILLS 2-0 VS PATS NXT SEASON.

  102. sabatimus says: Mar 18, 2012 3:27 PM

    Ok, now all we have to do is get some serious secondary help. The Pats picked up a dedicated safety earlier in the week, but we need more than that. I expect the draft rectify that a bit.

  103. sabatimus says: Mar 18, 2012 3:33 PM

    To the Law Firm comment(s) above: Green-Ellis is not the solution at RB. He had times when he was dangerous but he’s not considered much of a true threat. Too early to tell on Ridley.

  104. kate773 says: Mar 18, 2012 5:18 PM

    Look at all the Bills fans puffing their chests out. Where have you all been? You make 1 significant signing in years and you’re acting like you won something. Sit down.

  105. bozosforall says: Mar 19, 2012 10:04 AM

    pgjimmy says:
    Mar 18, 2012 3:37 AM
    bozo u live up to ur name buddy, ur a clown, all u do is hate on boston sports because they still dominate ur life

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    Dominate my life? That’s a laugh.

    Nowhere near how the Yankees have dominated the lives of New Englanders for nearly a century now. Even in down years for the Yankees, Boston fans obsess about what they are doing. Boston will always be a second-rate city compared to New York City.

  106. bozosforall says: Mar 19, 2012 10:06 AM

    mrconnors says:
    Mar 18, 2012 12:17 AM
    Bozosforall, you post on any and every topic regarding the Patriots, and you call other people pathetic. You’re obsessed with everything NE. You’re an embarrassment to the human race.

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    Nowhere near as embarrassing as you New England bandwagoners who were nowhere to be seen pre-2001.

  107. bozosforall says: Mar 19, 2012 10:13 AM

    patsfiend says:
    Mar 18, 2012 3:27 AM
    bozosforall says:
    Mar 17, 2012 11:22 PM
    bradyisbetterthanrodgers says:
    Mar 17, 2012 9:27 PM
    haha bozo, your hatred of the patriots makes me laugh. keep posting please. i need some more laughs. you are just plain jealous of the patriots

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    See, that’s where you idiot Pats fans are wrong. It’s not the Patriots that I dislike. It’s you bunch of no-life obnoxious New England losers that continually pollute the Internet with your empty blathering, bragging about the mercenary teams that purport to represent your miserable region. It’s a continual source of amusement to see so many of you whine whenever anyone makes the slightest bit of a disparaging remark about any of your local pro teams. It’s almost as if you idiots really think that any one of these players gives a rat’s patootie if any of you exist. What jokes you all are in real life.
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    You are a frontrunner that deserted your hometown team(s) to root for the biggest mercenary teams in their respective sports, the Lakers and Yankees. Do you live in both NY and LA at the same time? When will you be revealing your football team, purple coward?

    He’s right, except you’re not jealous of the teams as much as your jealous of a cohesive Boston fan base for all the teams here. The biggest crybaby on this site is you, schmeg-face.

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    Live in both NY and LA at the same time? Only a loser believes that one has to live where the teams that they root for play. Winners exercise free choice, one of the principles that this country was founded on. For the record though, my mom was a New Yorker who weaned me on Yankees baseball. Growing up in LA, I naturally followed the Lakers, who are my “hometown” team, though I don’t think that it really matters much. As for the “favorite” football team, I’ve already told plenty of posters here that I used to be a Niners fan, but quit rooting for the team once the Yorks pushed out Eddie DiBartolo. Can’t be any worse than Bill Simmons dumping the Bruins a few years ago.

    As for your “cohesive fan base”? Yeah, you guys cohesively disappeared pre-2001, schmeg-fiend.

  108. ekybio says: Mar 20, 2012 12:54 PM

    you talk a lot of smack in regards to boston teams bozo but just so you are aware for nearly a century the only thing ny sports facs could look forward to was baseball unlike boston based teams all of them for year and years have been strong contenders even in losing seasons not to mention that we are the ONLY city to ever have all 4 major teams win a championship within a decade and even prior to that we have had great teams even with the lack of championships…. don’t get your panties in a bunch cause now we enjoy that our good teams have finally produced some rings for us

  109. ekybio says: Mar 20, 2012 1:00 PM

    and now that i have thought of it to put you in a better perspective ny has 2 teams in each sport where boston has 1 and we have produced more championships in the last 15 years than ny… i mean we have a few nba rings a stanley cup 2 world series and 3 super bowls.. ny has what?? a couple world series and just now in the last 10 years have 3 super bowl wins?? yet i dont see ny hockey going anywhere and ny baskeball has been a bust for quite sometime.. not to mention the only reason the yankess can hold themselves is their near billion dollar salary cap… if baseball changed their contract rules the yankess would flop like the vast majority of baseball teams

  110. bozosforall says: Mar 20, 2012 9:18 PM

    ekybio says:
    Mar 20, 2012 12:54 PM
    you talk a lot of smack in regards to boston teams bozo but just so you are aware for nearly a century the only thing ny sports facs could look forward to was baseball unlike boston based teams all of them for year and years have been strong contenders even in losing seasons not to mention that we are the ONLY city to ever have all 4 major teams win a championship within a decade and even prior to that we have had great teams even with the lack of championships…. don’t get your panties in a bunch cause now we enjoy that our good teams have finally produced some rings for us

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    All four teams did NOT win a championship within a decade. Not unless you are trying to pretend that the decade started in 2001 and ended in 2011. Figures that a New Englander would try and spin it that way. I don’t begrudge the teams the rings…what I don’t like (and what most others don’t like either) is that you guys don’t know how to be good winners or losers. Your fan base is the biggest bunch of loudmouthed crybabies out there. I’ll leave the panty-wearing to you pansies.

  111. bozosforall says: Mar 20, 2012 9:24 PM

    ekybio says:
    Mar 20, 2012 1:00 PM
    and now that i have thought of it to put you in a better perspective ny has 2 teams in each sport where boston has 1 and we have produced more championships in the last 15 years than ny… i mean we have a few nba rings a stanley cup 2 world series and 3 super bowls.. ny has what?? a couple world series and just now in the last 10 years have 3 super bowl wins?? yet i dont see ny hockey going anywhere and ny baskeball has been a bust for quite sometime.. not to mention the only reason the yankess can hold themselves is their near billion dollar salary cap… if baseball changed their contract rules the yankess would flop like the vast majority of baseball teams
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    Boston doesn’t have two teams because they are too small time to support them. You guys once had the Braves…lost them. You guys had the Redskins…lost them. Took another 40 years to get the AFL Boston Patriots. Another 40 years for them to win anything.

    And as far as the Yankees spending money…guess who else does…yes, the Red Sox. In fact, Tom Yawkey used to annually outspend the Yankees, yet he ended up with nothing to show for his money. At least the Yankees got something for the money that they spent. And if you think that the Yankees wouldn’t find a way to win otherwise, you are delusional. They will always own the Red Sox, money or no money. The Rangers are already in the playoffs, so your prediction is lame there. And the Knicks may well still step it up now that the idiot D’Antoni got booted. Meanwhile, the Celtics are just getting old. Prepare yourself for the inevitable decline of all of your teams. It’s coming sooner than you think, but one thing works in your favor. Once they hit the bottom again, you will find it much easier to get tickets since all of the bandwagon New England fans will return to hiding in their closets like they did in the 90s, when your teams won nothing.

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