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September 18, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Jake Locker quotes

Here are some quotes from Jake Locker after what was one of his most frustrating games as a Husky:
On the opening interception: “It’s not the way you want to start a game off.”
On whether he was pressing: “I felt really good about the gameplan and felt really comfortable when we got into the game and we just, for one reason or another, we weren’t able to execute in the passing game today.”
On Nebraska’s defense and what it did to throw UW off: “They did a good job. That defensive scheme they have is really well-coached and well-executed and they’re good athletes and they play good in space.”
On what went wrong : “I thought we moved the ball running the ball well, but we just couldn’t get our passing game going.”


On if he was trying too hard to make something happen: “I think it’s natural anytime that you get in a situation where it’s not working for you. I think you can ask a lot of guys and they would say they were trying to make stuff happens and a lot of times if you’re able to you can turn the momentum of the game around, but we weren’t able to today.”
On whether he was frustrated: “I give credit to them. They did a good job and they are a very talented defense.”
On if anything surprised them: “We’d seen (some things) on film that they are known for and we just, like I said, there were a lot of factors that we weren’t able to consistently move the ball passing the ball.”
On his first interception: “It was technically double-coverage. The guy did a good job of running underneath and I should have seen it and got off to my secondary reads.”
On if this is a defining game: “Not at all. It’s one of our 13 this year. We didn’t play as well as we wanted to in all three phases of the game and it will be nice to have a bye week to clean some of that stuff up and get started on our Pac 10 season.
On not hooking up with Jermaine Kearse: “We didn’t really hook up with anybody. I just think that they did a really good job within their defense and I tried to force a few balls when I could have dropped it down to other guys and I just think that a lot of factors didn’t allow us to be really consistent in the passing game today.”
On whether this loss will linger: “You can’t (let it linger), if it does it will affect the way you play the rest of the season. It’s the third game of the year, there is still a lot of football to be played and the greatest part of this is we get to play another one in two weekends so it’s going to be important to put this one behind us, have two good weeks of work and get ready to start Pac-10 Conference.”
On how this game would make him better: “We’ll go back and look at the film and see why we had the trouble we did. A lot of things, a lot of tight coverage, ball placement, learn from those sorts of things, having patience within the progressions, I think.”
On did he lose patience today?: “Not impatient but maybe not trying to force a ball to a guy that you’re going to have to make a good throw and a good catch and maybe going to the second or third receiver might have had a little more space around it.”
On why UW went away from the run after the TD drive in the second quarter: “I think coach Sark did a good job of trying (to stick with the run). The difficulty comes when you get yourself in second and third and longs. To be able to consistently do that you have to have successful plays on first down and move the ball on second down and have a third and short to be able to run the ball again. We were able to do that on that one drive but it’s not going to happen like that all game. They are a good football team up front and you are going to be in good situations where we needed to lean on our passing game and we just didn’t get it done today.”
On did he take a big hit on the first TD: “I took the biggest hit from the camera guy. Nah, it didn’t feel like a big hit. I saw him coming.”
Did he gash his chin? “Got a little cut but no big deal.”
On having losses like this impacting his chances to win individual awards: “It doesn’t matter to me. I care about winning football games as part of this football team and we didn’t get it done today and that’s what our focus is on and now I’ll go back and look at what I can improve on personally but we didn’t get it done today and going forward it’s about this team and not about any individual on this football team.”

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