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Locker about 2010: 'Thought I played smarter'

Either you believe him, or quarterback Jake Locker is going on one heck of a publicity campaign in the weeks leading up to the 2011 NFL Draft.

Locker, who finished up his career at Washington, has been featured in an NFL Network show called "Path to the Draft" (as well as other interviews, and was asked - again - about why his passing accuracy numbers dropped off between his junior (58.2 percent) and senior seasons (55.4) with the Huskies.

"A lot of people ask me why I went down from my junior year to my senior year, and I think that the biggest thing (is) I believe it’s because I was a smarter playr (as a senior). I threw the ball way more than I did a year before, maybe didn’t force the ball into holes where it got intercepted or was a tight completion but didn’t give us a better chance to have success. Throwing the ball away when you get outside of the pocket instead of taking the three yard loss on a scramble, little things we considered winning plays in our quarterback room that might hurt your completion percentage. But I thought I played smarter, and that might have been one of the reasons my percentage was a little lower this past year."