Patriots Add Lloyd And Gonzalez

Posted on Mar 18 2012 - 12:00am by glenn erby

The New England Patriots go about business in their own way.  They add and subtract players that fit or don’t fit the system unlike any other organization.  The Patriots employ a spread wide offense based on timing and knowing where to be on the go.

With the Chad Johnson experiment being an absolute failure, the Patriots again have gone about strategically pursuing those that fit the unique Patriots system.

In the past few hours the Pats have added free agent wide receivers Brandon Lloyd and Anthony Gonzalez.   Lloyd’s deal is worth $12 million over 3 years Adam Schefter reported.   The soon to be 11-year vet will be playing for his fifth NFL team.   The signing reunites Lloyd with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels who Lloyd had his best season under in 2010.

The Patriots also added former first round selection Anthony Gonzalez to help bolster the receiving core.  Gonzalez has 99 career receptions for 1,307 yards and seven touchdowns.  The oft injured wide out has been a disappointment up to this point in his career.

I believe the sure handed Lloyd will take pressure off of Wes Welker and give Tom Brady a nice sure handed security blanket for those rough 3rd downs.

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  1. charleslee March 18, 2012 at 12:27 am - Reply

    You coming down hard on Chad. Maybe he wasn’t sharp enough to understand the plays but whatever it was he didn’t make a significant difference in the Patriot’s offense.

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