TAMPA -- Many words were said at the podium and inside the Browns locker room after Friday's 30-13 loss to the Buccaneers.
Here were the ones that stood out the most.
"This is not an easy thing and I think we all know that. My message to them was this is a grind and it's hard. We got to harden our knuckles and we've got to strain a little bit more across our whole football team in order to play better. We can and we will. We're not going to accept this." -- Browns coach Hue Jackson
"I don't think it's discouraging. I think we did get better in some areas of what we were doing. We'll get back and watch the tape and fix what we didn't do well. It's not discouraging at all. We know what we can do. We just have to make sure we go out on game day and do it. – QB Robert Griffin III
The Browns take on the Buccaneers in Tampa for the third preseason game.
"I'm not really looking for validation. I'm just looking to go out there and give effort. I think that's what got it done before and I think that's what's going to get it done another time, not only for me, but everyone in this room. That's how we're going to win games. We've got to give effort. – WR Josh Gordon
"We can't have RG3 get hit like that. That's too many times ... There's so many things that go into giving up a sack that it could be they brought one more guy than we had, the ball didn't get out quick enough, we got beat. It's hard to make a statement on what that was right now." – OL Joel Bitonio
"We put a few days together. Obviously we didn't put it together today but while we were down here, we showed some things that we kind of haven't seen before. It kind of gives us a good feeling going into the season." – DB Ibraheim Campbell
"I think we'll be able to fix it up. We've had big fixes before the first regular season game … We definitely have some film to watch and we've got a lot of adjustments we can make that will make us a whole lot better. It's not big things that mess us up, it's the small things." – DB Joe Haden