Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by EllisUnit, Mar 16, 2013.
Pats are releasing him today,would compliment AJ big time IMO. Thoughts ?
I agree he had 74 catches last year. Dbs would respect him and not double Andre so much. Right price I bring him in over reed
I would def take Lloyd over reed, bring in a cheaper vet at safety or draft one
I want them to take a good hard look at him. If Reed is indecisive then pull the trigger on Lloyd + mayber Woodson or Winfield or maybe even Aso.
Plenty of other options that should be looked at instead of just sitting on our hands.(Not saying that's what they're doing)
Lloyd was going to make 4.9 this season but that includes a 3 million dollar bonus. I think we could get him for 2 million or less a year. Give him a 4 year deal and we have our number 1 and 2 taken care of and let Martin and jean rotate at 3 and 4.
I hope they pursue him cause IMO this would be a smart but good signing and still have a little money for free agency
On just ball skills, Lloyd is top 5 WR in my book.
So the question is, why does no team want to marry a guy with his talent???
Perhaps this gives us some answers:
Didn't know all that about him, if he saw what AJ did to finegan then Lloyd prob won't have that attitude to often . With that said id still give him a shot
My gut reaction to the name Brandon Lloyd is he's perfect. Talented vet comming off a high contract at a better value. He'd make a great buffer for 1-2 years to develop posey,martin, drafted rookie. I'd give him somewhere in the ballpark of 2 mil a year and draft a wideout now in rounds 3-4.
Oh boy a lot of you guys are overrating Lloyd's skills pretty hard here. He had a season like that because he played in the best offense of the league that had been a top offense like that for like 5 years straight before he ever showed up. He got the benefit of a lot of targets, and let me tell you Lloyd was screwing up routes and dropping balls at a lot of opportune times. He had a great chance to really excel and he really didn't. He was the biggest weakness on the Patriots offense and that's why he is being cut.
I'm not saying that he wouldn't be possibly be a good #2 to AJ, but it's not any problem solved type of thing at all. It would be a bandaid on the problem at best and only for a year or two maybe. Lloyd has always had motivational struggles in his career and I'm not so sure on how hard he'll work here like he did in NE. He seemed to play well in Mcdaniels system, but everywhere else he played he never really caught on.
His best season was in 2010 with Denver with Orton and Tebow at QB. 77 receptions, 1448 receiving yards, 18.8 yards per reception, and 11 TD's.
U didn't know tebow makes all WRs look good haha
Give me a young guy like Ramses-Barden or Hixon in FA and draft Rodgers/Hunter/Swope in Rd 1-2 = WR problem solved.
Lloyd puzzles me. A great, fantastic receiver, Denver, St louis, N.E. all in the last 3 years. I agree this man is a top 5 receiver. I don't get it. As far as I know he has no character issues.
What's his deal? 29 catches in 4 years? I don't know why he didn't get more opportunities?
That was one of the only seasons he ever reached 1,000 yards in his career. He is older now and is just a slight upgrade. That isn't really addressing the problem other then a one year rental type of situation.
A one year rental isn't a bad idea, if they can find a long term answer at WR in the draft this year. Rarely do rookie WRs breakout, and the Texans have zip behind Andre.
I don't see a one year rental as such a bad idea, but I wouldn't want to see the Texans go further then that with a player like Lloyd.
Patriots just did that with Talib. I think it would be a smart move to win now as you develop your young WR stable. Andre's window to win is short now...get him a damn compliment. You don't gear up for the Super Bowl the year after Earl Campbell retires....you better give it your best shot before he fades...and sadly we didn't kick that damn thing in. But at least Oiler fans had the pride from knowing we made moves and put forth a hell of an effort to make it happen. You gotta go for it when you have a superstar. Andre is ours.
Supposedly he does have character issues. It's one of the main reasons the Patriots didn't want him back.
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