A few Brandon Lloyd-related notes from John McTigue of ESPN Stats & Information after the St. Louis Rams acquired the veteran receiver from Denver:
Lloyd leads the NFL in targets (91) and receptions (48) since the start of the 2010 season on passes thrown at least 15 yards past the line of scrimmage. The Rams have no receiver with more than 12 such receptions over the same period. He has no drops on those plays.
Also since the start of the 2010 season, the Rams have the lowest percentage of pass attempts thrown 15-plus yards past the line of scrimmage (16.1). Dallas (16.9), New Orleans (17.5), Detroit (17.7) and New England (17.9) are next. I suspect that is changing with Josh McDaniels as offensive coordinator.
Lloyd is going from an offense that called pass plays on 59.6 percent of snaps from scrimmage (16th in the NFL) to one that has called pass plays a league-high 66.3 percent of the time, in part because the Rams have trailed so much. Highest percentages of called passes this season, after the Rams: Cleveland (64.9), Seattle (64.2), Detroit (64.2) and New Orleans (64.1).
I'm heading to the airport in Chicago after heading here from Detroit on Sunday night. Hoping to have wifi access on the plane.