I've been up and down on Lloyd from day one. Big time up on him in virtue of his refreshingly well-written training camp journal circa last season. And then long periods of disappointment for his failed on-field product, which I've come to accept as par for the course. But today, Brandon Lloyd gets praised:
"I am really looking forward to experiencing the strong will and determination of these kids," said Lloyd. "For them to be able to spend this time participating in an activity without concern for their disabilities is going to be extremely rewarding and I'm really excited to be doing this alongside them."
"I'm thrilled to have Brandon join us. To have him there will make this the dive of a lifetime for these kids," said the founder of Stay-Focused, Roger Muller, who established the organization because his own brother was left paralyzed by a spinal cord injury. "Water is the great equalizer which means Brandon will be able to witness, firsthand, how it levels the playing field for those with mobility issues. This is truly going to be something special."
So what's Brandon Lloyd doing in the Caribbean anyways? Extreme Skins tells us that the Cay Compass tells us that Lloyd, along with teammate Jason Campbell, were both invited to the 2007 DIRECTV NFL Quarterback Challenge. Emphasis mine:
And "show stopping" applies to only Chad Johnson and perhaps Whosyourmama. If you combined Lloyd and Edwards 2006 production it would be comparable to Joey Galloway who, as far as I'm concerned, is a couple years removed from stopping shows.
At the risk of sounding too cynical, I am pleased to see the Redskins well repped at an event that will get repped well on ESPN and NFL Network to the tune of 8,000 someodd airings between now and the season. Campbell is already a favorite to win this thing, as far as I'm concerned. The more of Mustache Madman we see slinging bombs through hoops and into buckets, the better. And although it is probably ludicrous to presume that one's ability to successfully maneuver a passing obstacle course is clear evidence that a QB will succeed in the NFL, when JC wins the thing I'll do so anyways right here on the front page of Hogs Haven.