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The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

September 24, 2007 at 5:52 PM

Locker says footwork needs work

Washington quarterback Jake Locker met with the media today, the only time this week he will be available.
Among the more interesting things Locker said is that he was inaccurate at times against UCLA because he was having problems with his footwork.
“We watched the film and my feet were in the wrong place a couple of times,” he said. “I kind of got crazy with my feet, which I hadn’t had a problem with the last couple of weeks. So it’s something I need to focus on this week in practice.”
You may recall that footwork was also often cited by Locker as the main cause when he had some problems with accuracy during the spring, as well. He worked on it during the summer and felt like it hadn’t been an issue until this week.
Locker, however, said he feels good coming out of the game due to the way he threw the ball in the last quarter. Locker went 8-13 for 153 yards and three touchdowns in the fourth quarter, though he was also picked off once.
“I felt like the last quarter we had really kind of propelled our passing game,” he said. “It was good for us. Gave us some confidence. We moved the ball pretty well in the last little bit off the game there and I felt like we executed the passing game well. As for the rest of the game, I felt like we didn’t do very well at all.”
Locker and receiver Anthony Russo each said one reason for the success was that the Huskies finally began throwing the ball downfield. Russo said receivers had been “bugging the coaches about it” all game and that the plays were finally called in the fourth quarter with UW behind. Russo said that “hopefully the coaches open it (the playbook) up some more” this week.

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