Don’t let the playbook defeat you.
Give maximum effort every time.
Make the plays.
“I follow those three steps,"
Anyone who has seen the first week-plus of training camp here in Santa Clara can attest: The San Francisco 49ers wide receiver has fulfilled the second and third parts of his annual aim.
Take Tuesday as an example. Wearing sweats, he burst past another new veteran, cornerback
Then, after besting rookie cornerback
Even when he's not hauling in
Kaepernick can from his vantage point, too.
"Happy with what he's doing," the signal-caller said. "It gives me that much more confidence that when I drop back, I'm going to have a receiver where he is supposed to be...
"For the most part, he's open by a step or two, so that makes it easier, too."
As for the playbook? Lloyd said he has the benefit of playing in West Coast systems like Jim Harbaugh's, both in his college days at the University of Illinois and in his first-go around with San Francisco, from 2003 to '05.
"There are a lot of similar play-calls from the West Coast offense and route combinations," said Lloyd, who said again on Tuesday that the 49ers were the only team he wanted to play for after sitting out the '13 campaign. "I’ve been finding myself using comparisons from when I was in college. I was like, 'Oh, we used to call that play this, we used to call that play that.' So that’s how I’ve been remembering.
"It’s been good picking it up, but here also are a lot of nuances and formations that are the curveballs within the offense. But there are a lot of details, so it hasn’t been easy, but I’ve been enjoying the process."
- READ: 13 Things We Learned from Harbaugh
- READ: Defense Records Four Turnovers
- READ: Hyde Impresses at Camp
- READ: Bethea Confident in 49ers Secondary
- READ: Culliver Returns as Starter
- READ: Ward Challenges Top Wideouts
- READ: Smith Enters Training Camp Healthy
- READ: Gore Readies for Battle
- READ: Johnson Wants to Contribute
- READ: Kaepernick Confident in Super Bowl Chances
- READ: Bowman Involved in Roster Transaction