Washington’s loss to Oregon this past weekend, proves how much of a team sport football is. Locker, despite looking better on the run and passing than any of the Oregon QBs, was plagued by bad blocking, no running game and receivers that dropped balls that hit them in the hands. Plus, the defense was so susceptible to big play breakdowns, the UW offense rarely had a chance to rest.
Locker and his team, won’t have the spotlight on them until some of the young players step up and the coaching staff better prepares for their opponents.
Here’s what Locker said to the media on Monday, following the loss:
“We had guys get open at times, and then get jammed at times, I’d miss guys at times. We just didn’t click as an offense and we have to have all 11 guys doing the right thing at the same time to have success.”
“I think we did expect a lot of really good things among our team…we might have gotten a little overconfident and caused us to play maybe not as well as we could have and at times it hurt us. I don’t think it was a bad thing by any means, but we need to understand that we can’t show up and just beat anybody on any given day and that we have to play our A game every time we come out on the field on Saturday…”