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September 8, 2007 at 7:42 PM

Lappano on Locker

I see the earlier comment about Tim Lappano saying this was a “step back” for Jake Locker is getting a lot of response, so I’ll try to more fully portray it.
Here’s the quote from Lappano when he was asked about Locker’s play today:
“We didn’t help him. We had a lot of mistakes. A lot of mistakes up front and we dropped a lot of balls, and that didn’t help. He took a step back today, but that’s going to be part of this process. It was a better football team that we played than last week so that’s going to happen with it.”
Asked how Locker responded to his struggles, Lappano said “he was always upbeat and positive. He’s not going to hang his head. He’s awesome.”
Lappano said the interception in the end zone was simply a matter of not reading the play correctly. “He needed to go to the other side of the field, but that’s just something he’s going to have to learn,” Lappano said.
Tyrone Willingham was asked if he thought that would be a typical game for Locker and he said jokingly that “I hope not. No, but I think we’ve said all along that anytime you have a young quarterback there is not enough of a library for him to be able to respond and handle everything. That’s where experience comes in. Each week he’ll get better. Some weeks he will be better than others.”

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