Many words were said at the podium and inside the Browns locker room after Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Bengals.
These were the most important.
"It doesn't matter what I said (at halftime). It was not enough to get us over the hump to win. I think I say a lot all the time every half time. Our guys have responded in the last few weeks in the second half. We have gotten better that way. What we have to do is start games faster." -- Browns coach Hue Jackson
"When you don't play a game for three months and come back, you can be a little bit rusty. There are some things, just routine things that I could have hit and done a better job of. When that does happen, you have a decision to make. You can either fold or fight through it. I'm happy with how I fought through it. The guys helped me get through some of that. We just have to find ways to start fast and finish strong." -- Browns QB Robert Griffin III
"They're doing everything they can to figure out a way to get their team to play better and to make productive plays. He's coaching his tail off and I had a very experienced coach tell me, "When it's hard winning or you haven't won, you're probably doing some of your best coaching." Nobody recognizes that and that's the unfortunate part of it. You're drawing out so many more things and you're looking too much deeper at everything, you're going just to try to figure out a way. Not only are you coaching, but you're trying to reach in, help them to feel good about themselves and push them over the hump to make positive plays." -- Bengals coach Marvin Lewis
"I feel like our line did a great job in opening up lanes for me to run. I feel like Duke (Johnson Jr.) and I did a great job, along with the offensive line." -- RB Isaiah Crowell
"It was constant pressure. I have to give credit to the DBs back there. They were making them hold onto the ball longer, which allowed us to get back there to him." -- DL Emmanuel Ogbah, who had 1.5 sacks
"They came out very quick and used some quick snaps against us. We had some sudden changes that we need to get better at. Overall, I thought we had a good day as a defense. We just have to be able to start a little faster." -- DB Jamar Taylor
"I think this is a team that's resilient. I think that we've shown that were not going to lie down or give up despite the record or the adversity we've been showing. I expect us to fight really hard in these last three games. It's not going to stop next week, and we are going to do everything that we can to win." -- OL Joe Thomas
"What is there to lose? In a normal season, you'd never go for it on fourth-and-1 on your own 20. But we're looking to get better, looking to extend the drive, looking for some kind of spark. You have to do those things and I backed him up 100 percent. It worked at the time." -- DB Tramon Williams Sr.
The Browns play the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14.