Lloyd: 'New England is everything that it's built up to be'

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Lloyd: 'New England is everything that it's built up to be'

FOXBORO -- Tom Brady and Brandon Lloyd took some time away from the rest of the team, on Friday, to go over a few things on the side practice field.

It was a side-session that both players talked about beforehand, and felt it was necessary to get a little bit more familiar with each other.

"You get late into possessions, and you get into that 8th, 9th, 10th play, and you're still expected to function with the same brain capacity that you did on the first play of the series," said Lloyd afterwards. "So, it's good physical training, and it's good mental training."

Lloyd is happy with his first training camp in New England. And now that he gets to work every day with Brady, he's seeing the reality of what it takes to be a Patriot, first-hand.

"It's everything that it's built up to be," said Lloyd. "It takes every ounce of concentration and physical preparation and mental preparation to be able to function in this offense. They have a championship pedigree. And I'm just doing my best to get up to speed and to be able to execute.

"You hear about the Patriots, and you try to emulate it the best you can. It's just different when every person on the roster is doing it, as opposed to four or five guys, or 10 guys, or 11. It's definitely been fulfilling."

Grab Bag: Who’s the best Boston sports athlete to wear No. 5?

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Grab Bag: Who’s the best Boston sports athlete to wear No. 5?

In a game of Grab Bag, Trenni Kusnierek and Gary Tanguay discuss the best player to wear No. 5 in Boston sports history. They also touch on what the biggest rip-off is in Foxboro: Tom Brady’s $200 cookbook or $40 parking at Gillette?

“I hate that cookbook so much. It’s just emblematic of everything that’s wrong with the top one percent,” said Trenni Kusnierek. “Take that avocado ice cream and shove it. I’m gonna go eat some thick, fatty custard.”

Brady might say Trenni will 'feel the burn' in her arteries if she doesn’t follow the rules of his cookbook. But, sorry Tom, the far majority of Americans can’t afford to spend a whole paycheck on a book, of all things, nevermind support the diet the book teaches.

At least at Gillette you get to enjoy a football game.