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November 27, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Jake Locker quotes

Here’s some of what UW QB Jake Locker (right in an AP photo) had to say after Washington’s 16-13 win today:
Overall comment: “I think that in the second half we were able to capitalize on some big play opportunities and then put together a drive to go win the game.”
On the feeling when Chris Polk scored: “Just so proud to be on this football team and play with these guys, It wasn’t perfect but they kept fighting and playing and that’s why the result was the way it was.”
On if he thought there was any doubt about going for it: “No, playing for Sark for two years now and understanding who he is and how he operates I would have been shocked if he would have kicked the field goal there. I felt like we had a lot of momentum, I felt like guys were pissed off as a whole, each guy mad at himself individually, for not getting it in on first, second or third down. So I think just the passion and the excitement we had at that point and how well we were executing, I think every guy in the huddle expected him to call that and was ready for it and wasn’t surprised by it. It was the call that everyone wanted.”
On the feeling in the huddle when UW got the ball last: “I think our whole offense understood it might be the last time we would get the ball, the way the clock had been moving fast, it seemed like a really quick game, so I think we understood it might be the last opportunity to go down and tie or win the game. So there was a sense of urgency and I thought we executed really really well on that last drive and were able to move the chains and make big plays.”
On what it could mean down the road: “You can’t win all three without winning this one so to get this win keeps our season alive, allows us to go into Pullman next weekend and compete for something that we haven’t been able to do in a long time now., It’s exciting, it’s right where we want to be as a football team, and I’m so proud of these guys for fighting and competing the way they did today.”
On taking the reins off and running the last series: “We had some designed runs that we had had in the game plan that we hadn’t run yet and I think coach felt like we might be able to take advantage of it a little bit and we did and we were able to get into the secondary and move the sticks and create some plays.”
On the long pass to Jermaine Kearse on the last drive: “I felt a little pressure when I came out of the fake but the safety was down and I knew I had one-on-one coverage, much like the first play of the half to D’Andre (Goodwin). I trust those guys to make plays and I’m going to give them opportunities to. It wasn’t a perfect ball by any means. It was kind of a bad ball, actually, but I put it out there where he had a chance to make the play and that’s what he went and did. When I threw it I thought he would catch it and he did.”
On his ribs: “They are doing good.”’
On the time out with about a minute left and what he said to the team: “We were I think second and goal at that point and I just wanted to reiterate that this is it. Man, this is our chance right now and we can either think back to what could have been or what is.”
On the feeling at the end: “It’s the playoffs for us now and if we lose we are out and I think that was the urgency we played with in the second half and that was the passion we came out with in the second half and that’s why we were able to have success.”
On the hurry-up aspect of the last play: “We wanted to line up as quickly as possible and not allow them to kind of dig their heels in and get ready to go. Kind of have to be that looking at what going on as we are saying hike and I thought we did a great job of getting set, getting to the right spot and executing the play perfectly.”
On third down and whether it was a fumbled snap: “No, they stopped us pretty good”
Was it a designed QB sneak? “Yes.”
On the long pass to Goodwin: “I came out of the fake and the guy was coming pretty well and I thought I could have run but I saw him one-on-one downfield and D’Andre is a guy that’s really stepped up this year and done whatever he can to help the team win and I believe in him and wanted to give him an opportunity to make a play., It was an amazing play. It was a terrible ball again but it was an amazing play. That kind of picked up the tempo and got everybody going and kind of put some wind beneath our sails.”



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