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Brandon Lloyd “ready for work” in New England

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Brandon Lloyd sounds like he’s ready to do things the Patriot way.

After reaching an agreement with the Patriots on Saturday evening, Lloyd told Tom Curran of CSNNE that all his focus is on putting his head down and doing his job.

I’m ready for work,” Lloyd said. “The time for talking is done. I couldn’t be more excited.”

That’s exactly what Bill Belichick will want to hear, which is good news in New England because Lloyd hasn’t always been an ideal team player. Lloyd recently acknowledged that he was disrespectful to Joe Gibbs during his time with the Redskins, and if Lloyd has the same attitude toward Belichick, it’s not going to work for him in New England.

But Lloyd has made clear since before he became a free agent that New England was where he wanted to go, and if the reports that he signed for $12 million over three years are true, then he took less money to play for the Patriots. That shows how badly he wants to be a Patriot, and how ready he is to get to work in New England.

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43 Responses to “Brandon Lloyd “ready for work” in New England”
  1. maxvain says: Mar 18, 2012 7:53 AM

    Show up to work, Don’t stare directly at Belichick, Keep your mouth shut, Don’t park in Brady’s spot and you should be fine!

  2. 4t9er says: Mar 18, 2012 7:57 AM

    He should’ve done that a long time ago, instead of alienating teams and their fans in every stop. If the only thing that will silence him is the caliber of the coach and QB in NE, this doesn’t reflect well on his character. That being said good luck Pats with him.

  3. gronkzilla says: Mar 18, 2012 8:05 AM

    Hopefully he is able to deal with being the 4th option in the offense.

  4. mostpeopledontknowwhattheyaretalkingabout says: Mar 18, 2012 8:06 AM

    I love how the pats just instantly infect players with their businesslike attitude.

    I would kill to have some of those interviews on tape. Randy, Lloyd, Dillon, Ocho…..What exactly does Bill say to get these guys to go from bling bling to yes sir in 3 hours.

    Incredible

  5. wwwmattcom says: Mar 18, 2012 8:08 AM

    Seems like the pats org tries the same thing every year, sign retreads and a wide reciever. They went to the SB and lost. Try something different?

  6. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Mar 18, 2012 8:10 AM

    As many commenters have already said, this (theoretically) should be the final piece to the puzzle on offense. With not that many picks in this year’s draft, it is nice to know the Patriots can focus on defensive players all the way. There are some concerns about the O-line depending upon who decides to return or retire. But Defense should still safely dominate the overall number of picks they make. Of course, that won’t be the case, since it makes perfect sense. :-)

  7. peteynz says: Mar 18, 2012 8:24 AM

    Good addition to the team. Now BB just needs to focus on the D in the draft and for the love of god do not trade down.

  8. jswheeler says: Mar 18, 2012 8:25 AM

    Now to take care of the defense Patriots. 31st ranked will not be good enough next year.

  9. johnlink00 says: Mar 18, 2012 8:25 AM

    Pierre Garcon: 5 years, 42.5 mil
    Brandon Lloyd: 3 years, 12 mil

    I am tempted to say that the Patriots are smarter than most other teams, which is true. However, the bigger issue here is just how dumb the Redskins are.

  10. h07z says: Mar 18, 2012 8:25 AM

    What a bizarre career this guy has had.

  11. uslim2nun says: Mar 18, 2012 8:40 AM

    Oh NOW hes ready for work…you mean you stopped chasing the idea you are a R&B/Rap artist?

  12. tigerlilac says: Mar 18, 2012 8:57 AM

    It must have been painful for Condon to accept 3 years at $12MM but both the team and player got what they wanted, which is the definition of a good deal.

    This team will have competition at every position coming into training camp. Given all of the offensive weapons, guys will need to be team players, willing to let Brady share the ball with the best option on any given play. Opposing defenses will need to cover the whole field.

  13. trseann says: Mar 18, 2012 8:58 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”.

     

  14. fartdrift says: Mar 18, 2012 9:00 AM

    The pats are goanna be crazy this year. The versitility of the packages they can run from the line are goanna be crazy. Teams are goanna have to try to get away with 12 men on the field to have hope of covering all these guys

  15. skeebo80 says: Mar 18, 2012 9:01 AM

    Lloyd is a good pickup for the Pats. But still the same thing, NOBODY gets paid there except Tom Brady. NEXT

  16. uslim2nun says: Mar 18, 2012 9:17 AM

    just watched the link to the brandon lloyd interview….what a prick he is…thumbs up if u agree

  17. bertilfox says: Mar 18, 2012 9:18 AM

    The fact that he disliked Gibbs probably helped him land with the Patriots. Maybe he can help “Coach Up” Ocho, too. I don’t think the Pats are done yet at WR, even with the Gonzalez signing. They have to get younger there. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them go after someone like Stephen Hill. He’s young, fast, smart, hard working, but raw and hopefully…a sponge.

  18. tigerlilac says: Mar 18, 2012 9:25 AM

    johnlink00 says:

    Pierre Garcon: 5 years, 42.5 mil
    Brandon Lloyd: 3 years, 12 mil

    I am tempted to say that the Patriots are smarter than most other teams, which is true. However, the bigger issue here is just how dumb the Redskins are.

    Great post!

    The Redskins think you have to get married to get laid, with no prenuptual agreement.

  19. lphboston says: Mar 18, 2012 9:27 AM

    Time out.

    People who say the Patriots don’t pay their players are wrong. The Pats spend just about to the cap every year, though they do leave themselves some wiggle room in case they need to make a move mid-season.

    Tom Brady excepted, stars don’t get the mega-deals that they get elsewhere, because New England has decided to pay its second-tier players (Matthew Slater, Dan Connolly, Rob Ninkovich etc) a little more than they would get somewhere else.

    Doing it that way allows the Pats to stay above water when injuries hit, and do things like go 11-5 in the year Brady went down.

  20. bullcharger says: Mar 18, 2012 9:28 AM

    wwwmattcom says:
    Mar 18, 2012 8:08 AM
    Seems like the pats org tries the same thing every year, sign retreads and a wide reciever. They went to the SB and lost. Try something different?

    ————–

    No… Getting to the superbowl means it’s working. Winning would have been better, but they didn’t exacly get blown out. I’d say keep that strategy forever.

  21. 31steelerboy says: Mar 18, 2012 9:33 AM

    Spy gate don’t forget your history.

  22. marcd81 says: Mar 18, 2012 9:35 AM

    skeebo80 says:
    Mar 18, 2012 9:01 AM
    Lloyd is a good pickup for the Pats. But still the same thing, NOBODY gets paid there except Tom Brady. NEXT
    ————————————————-
    Logan Mankins & Wilfork say Hi.

    Mankins was the highest paid guard till Nicks got paid this off-season. Wilfork got 5 and 40 2 years ago. with no incentives or escalators to reach. as long as he showed up in shape, goes to off-season programs he will earn that entire 40 million.

  23. bullcharger says: Mar 18, 2012 9:37 AM

    trseann says:
    Mar 18, 2012 8:58 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”.

    —————-

    Back to back first seed in the AFC and superbowl appearance. The Patriots are far and away the best team in the AFC. The Ravens and Texans are not as good. The Ravens beat the Patriots once ever. Big deal. Houston and Baltimore will both be worse this year too. Green bay is irrelevant to the Patriots unless they both make the Superbowl.

  24. sullijo1 says: Mar 18, 2012 10:13 AM

    Is this his 6th team? I’ve lost track.

  25. pattunya says: Mar 18, 2012 10:15 AM

    Like the pick up. Now how about Mike Tolbert. A decent running back to make defenses honest.

  26. kacapaco says: Mar 18, 2012 10:21 AM

    Now one more safety and we will be done with free agency. All our draft focus can be on the D line and any any available quality draftee.

  27. kingpel says: Mar 18, 2012 10:37 AM

    After seeing this guy play on the Rams, I am convinced he is going to do great things with Tom Brady. Look out for Brandon Lloyd this year.

  28. CKL says: Mar 18, 2012 10:44 AM

    @bullcharger…that poster’s comment you responded to is dripping with unintended irony since he’s a Bills fan.

  29. TheWizard says: Mar 18, 2012 10:48 AM

    Spy gate don’t forget your history.

    That’s right, and the Steelers better start cheating better than the Patriots cheat, or you have no chance.

  30. mempusa says: Mar 18, 2012 10:52 AM

    I love the Pats O going into 2012

    Now draft Mark Barron and Fletcher Cox.

  31. rc33 says: Mar 18, 2012 11:13 AM

    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.
    ——————————–
    This is just ridiculous.

  32. jjmurphy1127d says: Mar 18, 2012 11:23 AM

    johnlink00 says:
    Mar 18, 2012 8:25 AM

    “Pierre Garcon: 5 years, 42.5 mil
    Brandon Lloyd: 3 years, 12 mil

    I am tempted to say that the Patriots are smarter than most other teams, which is true. However, the bigger issue here is just how dumb the Redskins are.”

    I was about to post something about this being an example of how two organizations do business. This highlights why one has consistently been very good and the other has consistently focused on winning the headlines in free agency and underachieved.

  33. sschmiggles says: Mar 18, 2012 11:24 AM

    peteynz says:
    Mar 18, 2012 8:24 AM
    Good addition to the team. Now BB just needs to focus on the D in the draft and for the love of god do not trade down.
    _______________________

    Yeah BB, please don’t trade down and acquire even more unnecessary high draft picks for next year. I want to be satiated RIGHT NOW. Who cares about being good in the future?

  34. jjmurphy1127d says: Mar 18, 2012 11:27 AM

    skeebo80 says:
    Mar 18, 2012 9:01 AM
    “Lloyd is a good pickup for the Pats. But still the same thing, NOBODY gets paid there except Tom Brady. NEXT”

    Wow, way off. Yes, Brady makes the most $, but Mankins, Wilfork, etc. have been paid very well. Where I think the Patriots spend more than most is in the middle of the roster and for special teams “specialists” like a Tracy White, Matthew Slater, etc. Their cap is not as top heavy as most, but they tend to focus more on depth throughout, so they allocate more to the middle class of their roster – say players 16-45 or so.

  35. rtk23 says: Mar 18, 2012 11:45 AM

    I love the pats, but you know, they have very few years left of players taking less money to come there. Once Brady is gone, the gravy train is over for the pats. It’s been truly remarkable to watch.

  36. patfromwayback says: Mar 18, 2012 11:55 AM

    johnlink00 says:

    Pierre Garcon: 5 years, 42.5 mil
    Brandon Lloyd: 3 years, 12 mil

    I am tempted to say that the Patriots are smarter than most other teams, which is true. However, the bigger issue here is just how dumb the Redskins are.

    ..you could also add to the other posts as well….IF you want me to PLAY HERE..you have to PAY ME to play here!!!!

  37. lowleadman says: Mar 18, 2012 12:04 PM

    Sexy signings aren’t in the Patriot Way. Billy puts more emphasis in players 20-45 than any other team. He spends to the cap every year like most other teams, but he spreads it out knowing the value that a complete roster and all important depth mean to a team whose goal is to be a player every year. Can’t knock the results.

  38. patsfiend says: Mar 18, 2012 12:08 PM

    Can you all imagine someone taking less money to come to that Pats years ago… say 1992? They were where Buffalo is now, much worse actually. Rtk23 is right, enjoy it while it lasts. I’m a Pats fan, and I am definitely enjoying it.

    Hopefully Lloyd starts reading that playbook right now if McDaniels hasn’t already changed it. Adios, Ocho.

  39. unbiasedfootballfan says: Mar 18, 2012 12:15 PM

    This in response to the guy above who said it was a good move but the patriots don’t have many draft choices to help defense… The patriots this year have 2 #1’s and 2 #2’s. They have also signed some decent role players on defense that will be upgrades over people from last year. The defense in my opinion looks ready to have a breakout year:

    Here is the starting lineup with still 4picks in the first two rounds:

    Wilfork/Love/Fanene/Anderson or Carter up front.

    Mayo/Spikes/Ninkovich as linebackers.

    Dowling/McCourty/Arrington as Corners

    Chung/Gregory plus probably Ihedigbo as safetys.

    That is actually a pretty decent defense that held the giants to about 20 points in the superbowl, the ravens to 21 in the AFC champ game and the broncos to like 10 in the divisional round.

  40. blackstonevalleykettlebells says: Mar 18, 2012 12:28 PM

    Who’s going to rush the passer and cover receivers? They should have backed the truck up for Mario Williams.

  41. scottdragosnai says: Mar 18, 2012 12:57 PM

    It will be fun to watch a talent like Lloyd meshing with Gronk, Hernandez, Welker and who is that guy Stinko or whatever?
    They need a big time back now, a la Corey Dillon.

  42. redsghost says: Mar 18, 2012 2:33 PM

    “TheWizard says:Mar 18, 2012 10:48 AM

    Spy gate don’t forget your history.

    That’s right, and the Steelers better start cheating better than the Patriots cheat, or you have no chance.”

    The Steelers already cheated in the 70’s to win their first 4 SB’s- steroidgate.

  43. bcgreg says: Mar 18, 2012 2:53 PM

    @ BernardPollardisanAss

    They may not have that many picks, but they have 2 firsts, 2 seconds, a 3rd and a 4th. Then, they’ll maybe get a couple of compensatory picks at the end of rounds 6 or 7. They’ll finish with 6-8 picks before the draft starts. That’s OK. And the key is that their 6 picks are in rounds 1-4. They have QUALITY positioning.

  44. blowtorch1964 says: Mar 18, 2012 3:13 PM

    trseann says: Mar 18, 2012 8:58 AM

    Is losing a Superbowl by one play to a flippin’ NINE AND SEVEN team equivalent to getting blown out?

    That 9-7 team are the defending Superbowl Champs, who beat the Pat’s in the big game 2 X in the last four years.

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