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Huskies not taking advantage of Locker's return

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08:24 AM ET 10.13 | Washington is looking at a season that could go from mediocre to bad very soon. [With] a schedule that offers four ranked foes in the next four weeks, they're dangerously close to wrecking Jake Locker's encore. ... When Locker delayed going to the NFL and returned for a fifth year, the Huskies were given a chance to accelerate their rebuilding. A winning season and bowl game were expected, and the thought was that the taste of success would propel the program. But thus far, the team hasn't played to its potential, particularly on offense, and Locker hasn't played well at times.

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October 13, 2010  08:29 AM ET

Locker should have went to the NFL last year. I bet the Rams, are very thankful that he stayed at Washington for his final year. IMO, the guy is overrated!

October 13, 2010  08:29 AM ET
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Locker should have went to the NFL *last year. I bet the Rams, are very thankful that he stayed at Washington for his final year. IMO, the guy is overrated!

*This Year

October 13, 2010  09:12 AM ET

Makes you wonder what he saw in the program to make him want to return for a fifth year. Maybe his degree was that important to him but with a lockout looming it appears that he may have taken some bad advice.

October 13, 2010  09:22 AM ET

Dude's must hate it when Todd McDooshbagg says their the best QB.

Kiss of death.

October 13, 2010  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Makes you wonder what he saw in the program to make him want to return for a fifth year. Maybe his degree was that important to him but with a lockout looming it appears that he may have taken some bad advice.

Some easy Huskey cheerleaders?

October 13, 2010  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Makes you wonder what he saw in the program to make him want to return for a fifth year. Maybe his degree was that important to him but with a lockout looming it appears that he may have taken some bad advice.

Maybe he is considering a baseball career? Although I doubt it.

October 13, 2010  09:37 AM ET
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No interest in a husky cheerleader. I would guess those are the ones the form the base of the pyramid and have a really great personality

Love those 'thunder thighs'!

October 13, 2010  09:42 AM ET
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No interest in a husky cheerleader. I would guess those are the ones the form the base of the pyramid and have a really great personality

Their level of enthusiasm normally outweighs (pun intended) any deficiency in other categories.

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October 13, 2010  09:45 AM ET

9 - 11 = outstanding!

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October 13, 2010  09:51 AM ET
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Locker's NFL stock will either sky out or tank based on these next few weeks. Failing that, there's always arena football.

Or the CFL!

October 13, 2010  10:31 AM ET

I'm sure Locker loves the easy access coeds, and the hundred dollar handshakes increased with the announcement of his return. Maybe someone with some real talent evaluation skills informed the kid that he needed another year of development.

October 13, 2010  10:42 AM ET

When are these kids gonna learn to strike when the iron's hot? I get wanting to complete your education, but you have the rest of your life and millions from being a 1st rd pick to do it. Now he's gone from being possibly the #1 over-all (at least top 5 for sure) last season... to possibly even slipping into the 2nd rd (I still think he goes in the 1st somewhere, but not nearly as high as he would have). Are you listening Andrew Luck?

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October 13, 2010  10:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

When are these kids gonna learn to strike when the iron's hot? I get wanting to complete your education, but you have the rest of your life and millions from being a 1st rd pick to do it. Now he's gone from being possibly the #1 over-all (at least top 5 for sure) last season... to possibly even slipping into the 2nd rd (I still think he goes in the 1st somewhere, but not nearly as high as he would have). Are you listening Andrew Luck?

Very Good point. IMO, I think Luck is smart and might come out early, but then again with the NFL labor dispute coming up in 2011, maybe he will stay for his final year at Stanford.

October 13, 2010  10:58 AM ET
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I'm digitally challenged anyway.

Lose a finger on a table saw?

October 13, 2010  11:31 AM ET

sorry but Locker reminds me alot of Alex Smith - alot!

October 13, 2010  11:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#22):

sorry but Locker reminds me alot of Alex Smith - alot!

Or Akili Smith (former Oregon QB)!!!

 
October 13, 2010  12:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#22):

sorry but Locker reminds me alot of Alex Smith - alot!

minus all the winning.

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