Ex-Redskin of the Week: Brandon Lloyd, WR, Denver Broncos
Brandon Lloyd? BLloyd? The guy who left us wondering what ever happened to Rod Gardner? Yes, that Brandon Lloyd.
Without fanfare, Lloyd emerged as the NFL’s No. 2 wide receiver after four games with 454 yards on 25 receptions. Lloyd is just a shade behind the Colts’ Reggie Wayne with 456 yards. Wayne needed 33 receptions to eclipse Lloyd who is averaging 18.2 yards-per-catch and 113.5 yards per game to become Denver’s leading receiver. Lloyd caught for 117 yards for all of 2009.
As you might expect, Denver’s Kyle Orton is the league’s leading quarterback with 1,419 yards already. Lloyd worked with aging Mark Brunell and raw Jason Campbell during his stay in Washington, called “the lost years” by both Lloyd and Skins fans.
We don’t want to begrudge Lloyd his success. Things have a way of leveling out, especially when speaking of Brandon Lloyd. Denver faces the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday.
Ex-Redskin of the Weak: Todd Collins, QB, Chicago Bears
I didn’t know that Todd Collins was still in football. After Sunday night, Collins must be wondering why he is still in football.
Collins stepped in for Chicago Bears starting quarterback Jay Cutler in the second half of the Sunday Night Football game between the Bears and the New York Giants. Cutler would leave the game with a concussion after the Giants sacked him nine times. Collins would be knocked from the game, too, in the fourth quarter. He completed four of 11 passes for 36 yards and an interception.
The Black and Blue division meets east coast smashmouth. For one night, smashmouth won.
The Redskins visit Chicago October 24 and visit the Giants December 5.