Benching Jake Locker Is The Only Way To Salvage This Season

It’s obvious Jake Locker has not been right the last few weeks. And as goes Jake Locker, so goes the Huskies.

Rumors about broken ribs surfaced before the Arizona game, the team says it didn’t happen until the Stanford game. Who knows what the facts are when it comes to Jake’s injury, what we do know for a fact is the only chance the Huskies have at making a bowl game is with Jake Locker on the bench…

Whoa, hey you didn’t let me finish, I was gonna end that sentence with “for the Oregon game.”

Even with Jake Locker, the Huskies have no chance to beat Oregon in Eugene on Saturday. Jake is obviously hurting, and every game he plays prevents him from getting healthy. Sark is making his best coaching decision of the season this week, by going with Keith Price.

By sitting Jake this weekend, the result of the game on Saturday will be the same, and it improves our chances in future games. Jake will get 18 days of rest between now and the next time he would have to step on the field.

Even with a healthy Jake, a postseason birth for this years team is a stretch. But with nearly three weeks of rest, and a fresh set of legs, I wouldn’t put anything out of reach. We’ve all seen what a healthy Jake Locker can do.

Winning our last three isn’t beyond the realm of possibility, and benching Jake this week gives us the best chance to do so.

 

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