LANDOVER, Maryland -- Many words were said at the podium and inside the Browns locker room after Sunday's 31-20 loss.
Here were the ones that stood out the most.
"We've got a group of fighters and I'm not concerned about what's going to happen in our locker room, we're going to go back to work and go fight again. I just want to make sure the things that I know that it takes to win, we've just got to do them better and again it starts with me and getting the rest of the guys to see that and understand and do it, and they will. We have such good veteran leadership in our locker room that I think our guys will rally again and it's my job to lead them and they'll keep fighting. I think a win's around the corner, I really do, we've been in the last three ball games with a chance and I think we can do better." -- Browns coach Hue Jackson
"He played awesome, that kid's awesome. His spirit all week, the way he just stepped up, he was just so excited. He stayed after and everything and got extra snaps and did extra things and he got used to my calls and the calls I make, he did great. He played his heart (out). Someone put in that situation is tough and he came in and played great ... he's just a kid that comes in and he doesn't know any better, he just comes in and works and that's what you love as a quarterback when your center is doing that. He played a great game and it's unfortunate what happened." -- QB Cody Kessler on C Austin Reiter, who left the game in the fourth quarter with an injury
"It just let me know my coaches trust me. I told them I want the team to be put on my back. I feel I can carry the team, so I appreciate that." -- RB Isaiah Crowell, on the Browns' commitment to the run.
"It was a crazy 24 hours. I was telling everyone here that I kept my faith the whole time that things would work out. All I could ask for was an opportunity. I got that today and I made the most of it." -- LB Cam Johnson, who was signed off Arizona's practice squad Saturday and had two sacks Sunday.
"I think we're learning. We want to win so bad and coming out on the losing end is not good enough. There's no moral victories anymore when we do it three times in a row. We just got to take the next step as a team and turn these into a win." -- OL Joel Bitonio
"That's what's most upsetting. We're knocking on the door. We're handling adversity well but we're just not finishing." -- RB Duke Johnson Jr.
"We knew going into the game that 86 was a big-time player. We knew they were going to try to get him the ball a lot. Just got to play the call and be ready. When you're sticking him, you've got to have in the back of your mind that the ball is probably going his way." Browns DB Briean Boddy-Calhoun on Redskins tight end Jordan Reed, who caught two TDs in the first quarter
"You don't change what you're doing. If anything, you do it more. You communicate a little more, you stay after a little more, you do that extra push that kind of gets us over the hump. Nobody's holding their heads down. We've got one hell of a team. I think everybody comes in and they think they're going to just beat us, but we give them a fight. As long as we keep doing that and keep hammering at the nail and let the outside noise be the outside noise, we'll turn this thing around." -- DB Jamar Taylor
"It's the fourth week we came close. It's definitely frustrating when you see a victory that's supposed to happen but it doesn't. It's definitely frustrating when you don't win. We've just got to find a way to finish games. That's what it boils down to." -- LB Christian Kirksey
The Browns play the second half against the Redskins in Week 4.