2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Lloyd's film watching impresses 49ers teammates

By RICK EYMER - Associated Press
    2014-07-30 19:11

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco wide receiver Anquan Boldin laughs - a big, hearty guffaw - and shakes his head.

When asked about Brandon Lloyd, Boldin said no one could accurately mimic what the once and present 49ers receiver does while watching film.

Lloyd's unique approach to watching film has made an impression on his new teammates.

Lloyd, who sat out last season after 11 years in NFL, imitates ways to run his routes even while watching film.

Sometimes he'll stand up to mime moves, all the while talking to myself.

''He's entertaining in that regard,'' Boldin said Wednesday. ''You see him go through the rep in the media room. He is animated.''

Boldin, a 12-year veteran in the league, said he's never seen anything like it.

''When he sees himself on film with a defensive back in front of him, he's acting it out,'' said Boldin, who caught 85 passes for 1,179 yards last year.

''On the field he doesn't look like he took a year off. You can see how smooth he is, how he strides and how he makes his cuts.''

Lloyd, who began his career with the 49ers in 2003, has not only been entertaining, he's set a good example for the rest of the receivers in his production through the first week of training camp.

He's been the most productive of a deep group of wide receivers that also includes veterans Stevie Johnson, Michael Crabtree, Kassim Osgood, David Reed and Jon Baldwin.

''The thing about being that deep and having so much talent, no one is allowed to take a day off,'' Boldin said. ''We have to come out and keep competing.''

San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh was surprised and excited when he witnessed Lloyd's routine for the first time.

''The first thing I thought was `Whoa do I like that!'' he said. ''Then I thought, `why didn't I do that?' It's one of the neatest things I've ever seen. It makes me giddy to watch him do it. It's awesome.''

Harbaugh, who spent 14 years as an NFL quarterback before entering the coaching profession, said he's never seen anything like it as well.

''He has that full speed mentality and is 100 percent engaged in meetings,'' Harbaugh said. ''We have made friends almost right off the bat. He's the kind of guy I can connect with.''

Harbaugh also likes the way he's been practicing.

''He does not show signs of, I guess it's rust,'' he said. ''He looks young and spry.''

NOTES: Harbaugh said there's no timetable on the return of RB LaMichael James, who suffered a dislocated left elbow during Sunday's practice. ''He's had the injury before,'' Harbaugh said. ''I'm hopeful, so I'm going with LaMichael's estimation.'' James expects to be back in time for the regular season. . The 49ers remembered Hall of Fame coach Bill Walsh with photo tribute on Twitter on the seventh anniversary of his passing. ... With James and RB Kendall Hunter out, the 49ers are looking to sign another running back, though Harbaugh thinks veteran Frank Gore and rookie Carlos Hyde are more than capable of handling the bulk of the running game. ''Past performance often predicts future success,'' Harbaugh said of Gore. ''He's been one of the top running backs in the NFL. He studies football and understands football. He gets it. Carlos Hyde gets football similar to Frank Gore. It's natural for him.'' ... LB Aldon Smith was not in camp Wednesday. ''He's going through a process,'' Harbaugh said. Smith was scheduled to meet with Los Angeles authorities regarding his alleged role in making a bomb threat to the LAX airport and he was also scheduled to meet with Roger Goodell about a possible suspension.

---

Online:

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL

Fantasy Football Player Notes RSS FeedPLAYER NOTES

Tim TebowApr 20 03:52p

Free-agent QB Tim Tebow (Patriots) officially signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, April 20. Financial terms were undisclosed.

Adrian WilsonApr 20 07:22a

Free-agent SS Adrian Wilson (Bears) is expected to retire Monday, April 20, and join the Arizona Cardinals coaching staff. The Cardinals, the team Wilson played for from 2001-2012, have announced a press conference.

Tim TebowApr 19 07:42p

Free-agent QB Tim Tebow (Patriots) is expected to sign a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, April 20.

Stefen WisniewskiApr 18 01:02p

Free-agent C Stefen Wisniewski (Raiders) signed a one-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars Saturday, April 18. Financial terms were undisclosed.

Ryan JensenApr 17 05:02p

Baltimore Ravens exclusive rights free-agent TE Phillip Supernaw, SS Brynden Trawick, CB Rashaan Melvin and OT Ryan Jensen re-signed with the team Friday, April 17. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Adrian PetersonApr 17 12:42p

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said earlier this week that he's not sure if he'll participate in the team's offseason program. Minnesota is set to start their offseason workouts [ More ]

Adrian PetersonApr 16 03:02p

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will not receive any further suspension after he is reinstated from the commissioner's exempt list, according to a source.

Adrian PetersonApr 16 02:22p

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been informed that he will be reinstated from the commissioner exempt list starting Friday, April 17.

Sammy WatkinsApr 15 11:33p

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (hip) is able to work out in some capacity during the team's offseason program, although head coach Rex Ryan indicated Wednesday, April 15, that [ More ]

Kai ForbathApr 15 10:53p

Washington Redskins restricted free-agent PK Kai Forbath posted on social media Wednesday, April 15, that he has re-signed with the team. The club has not yet confirmed the signing.

George JohnsonApr 15 08:33a

Detroit Lions DE George Johnson was acquired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, April 15. Tampa signed Johnson to an offer sheet that was disputed by Detroit, but the [ More ]

Philip RiversApr 15 12:13a

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is under contract for one more season, and he has expressed a desire to play out his deal. However, the Chargers might be [ More ]

Josh GordyApr 14 06:03p

Free-agent CB Josh Gordy (Colts) signed a veteran minimum deal with the New York Giants Tuesday, April 14, according to a source.

Ricardo LocketteApr 14 05:23p

Seattle Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette signed his exclusive-rights tender Tuesday, April 14.

Ike TaylorApr 14 09:32a

Free-agent CB Ike Taylor (Steelers) announced his retirement Tuesday, April 14.

Wade SmithApr 14 02:12a

Free-agent OG Wade Smith (Eagles) announced his retirement after 12 years in the National Football League.

Michael CrabtreeApr 14 01:13a

The Oakland Raiders are giving free-agent WR Michael Crabtree (49ers) a one-year, $3 million deal with another $2 million in incentives, a source said Monday, April 13.

Eben BrittonApr 14 01:03a

Free-agent OT Eben Britton (Bears) has been suspended four games by the NFL for an unspecified violation.

Matt ForteApr 13 08:02p

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte was not present for the start of the offseason workouts Monday, April 13, according to sources. Forte is entering the final year of his [ More ]

Cody LatimerApr 13 08:02p

Denver Broncos WR Cody Latimer, who is expected to line up across from WR Demaryius Thomas in 2015, has been praised by WR Emmanuel Sanders, who figures to move [ More ]

Joe MaysApr 13 04:32p

Free-agent LB Joe Mays (Chiefs) signed an undisclosed deal with the New York Jets Monday, April 13.

Zackary BowmanApr 13 02:22p

Free-agent CB Zack Bowman (Giants) signed an undisclosed deal with the Miami Dolphins Monday, April 13.

Sean RichardsonApr 13 02:02p

Green Bay Packers restricted free-agent SS Sean Richardson will remain with the Packers after the team decided to match the one-year, $2.55 million offer he signed with the Oakland Raiders, according to a source.

Sean RichardsonApr 12 10:02a

Green Bay Packers restricted free-agent SS Sean Richardson signed an offer sheet with the Oakland Raiders, and the Packers have until Monday, April 13, to inform him if they [ More ]

Jason CampbellApr 12 07:02a

Free-agent QB Jason Campbell (Bengals) is considering retirement, according to sources close to the team. Campbell has rejected multiple opportunities to sign a contract for 2015, including offers from [ More ]

James CaseyApr 11 01:02p

Free-agent TE James Casey (Eagles) agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos Saturday, April 11. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Johnny ManzielApr 11 12:22p

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel has been released from his rehab facility.

Victor ButlerApr 10 03:22p

New York Giants LB Victor Butler has been suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing drugs.

Anthony SpencerApr 10 01:12p

Free-agent DE Anthony Spencer (Cowboys) signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints Friday, April 10. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Charles TillmanApr 9 04:02p

Free-agent CB Charles Tillman (Bears) signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers Thursday, April 9. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Rob HouslerApr 9 12:42p

Free-agent TE Rob Housler (Cardinals) has agreed to terms with the Cleveland Browns on a one-year deal, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Le'Veon BellApr 9 09:52a

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell was suspended three games and fined an additional game check after violating the league's substance abuse policy, according to league sources. He has appealed.

RSS Feeds

NFL News:
 
Player Notes:
 
Forum Posts:
 

© 2015 RealTime Fantasy Sports, Inc.
Email Us  ·  Call Us 636.447.1170  ·  Lost Password
Advertising represented by USA Today Sports Media Group