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November 13, 2007 at 3:22 PM

Locker on intensity and emotion

As well as talking about his injury Saturday and his prospects for playing this week (which can be found in the past below) Jake Locker also had some interesting thoughts today on what happened after he was hurt.
In particular, Locker said he thought the team played with more emotion and passion than it had in any other game this season.
“I kind of felt like we played with a lot of emotion, a lot of passion,” he said. “That was something that I think at times we’ve missed this year and something that we had kind of needed to establish and I felt like we really played with that emotion and passion toward the end of the game and I was really proud of the guys.”
Locker said that was why he apologized to the team afterward,
“I just felt like I kind of let them down. I left the game and I felt like I should have been there and played that game with them because I felt like they played with a lot of emotion and passion and it was something I was sorry I had to miss and couldn’t be there with them throughout that,” Locker said.
Locker went on to say he thought the game was a “really big step for us. We weren’t able to win the game, but I think we really came together and really fought really well last game. And I don’t think anhybody on this team is ready to give up or is going to give up and if anything this is just going to motivate us more. We want to end the season on a good note and we still have an opportunity to do that with three games left and some good teams in front of us. Everybody is concentrating on winning these three games and having something positive to look at going into next season.”
Other UW players admitted the tenor of the game changed once Locker went out.
“If they are going to come out and try to hurt our QB we are going to go out there and hurt their guys,” said UW defensive tackle Jordan Reffett.
Locker was asked whether the team could find that emotion again without something as drastic as a potentially serious injury.
“I think it’s kind of the same thing as sometimes when you do something extraordinary or something you haven’t done before, once you realize you can do it and that it is in the realm of possibility it’s easy to go back to it and easy to make those same kinds of plays,” he said. “We understand now we are capable of playing with that passion and still being controlled, but playing to that level where it’s almost a fight every play, because that’s what it was. I feel like we really understand that now and we won’t play at a level below that.”

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