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INDIANAPOLIS - OCTOBER 22: Brandon Lloyd #85 of the Washington Redskins is tackled by Jason David #42 and Gilbert Gardner #51 of the Indianapolis Colts during the NFL game on October 22, 2006 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts won 36-22. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Brandon Lloyd arrived in Washington in 2006 seemingly on the verge of becoming a breakout star. If the decent but unspectacular stats the wide receiver put up in his three previous seasons in San Francisco didn't make that seem inevitable, the receiver's full-time brash attitude sure did.
Unfortunately it was all style and no substance for Lloyd in D.C. In his two seasons with the Redskins, Lloyd caught only 25 passes in 13 starts and didn't score a single touchdown. The receiver's work ethic was constantly being called into question and eventually the team tired of his attitude. Lloyd was released in February 2008.
For the next two seasons, Lloyd didn't do much to prove the Redskins wrong for their lack of patience. There was one middling season with the Bears in 2008, followed by one spent largely on the Broncos' bench in 2009.
Then came 2010. In a passing offense expected to struggle with the loss of Brandon Marshall via trade, Lloyd is putting up career numbers, finally delivering on the expansive potential he has always claimed to have had. So far this season, Lloyd has caught 72 passes for an NFL-leading 1,372 yards and 10 touchdowns. It was enough for B-Lloyd to get named to his first Pro Bowl on Tuesday.
Not one to take the achievement in stride, Lloyd lashed out at his former teams, including the Redskins, after the Pro Bowl rosters were announced.
On a conference call with media members afterwards, Lloyd was asked what message, if any, he wanted to convey to his three former teams, to which Brandon shot back, ”told you so,” While his tone was said to have been somewhat tongue-in-cheek, his words got a little more pointed, as Lloyd then added, ”No, I want to say, ‘(Bleep) you.’ And I mean that in the most professional way.”
So don't sweat it, 'Skins. When Brandon Lloyd cusses you out, he only does it with the utmost professionalism.