Jets-Browns: Locker Room Sound Bites

Selected quotes from the Jets' and Browns' locker rooms at FirstEnergy Stadium late this afternoon following the Jets' come-from-behind 31-28 victory...

CB Darrelle Revis on what he said to the Jets defenders at halftime...
"I said to the team to just fight. We're not leaving this stadium not winning the game. This game is very important to us as a team. When adversity strikes, you have to respond. We came out flat in the first half, in the second half we came out with a bit of a spark. It worked."

WR Quincy Enunwa on his 57-yard touchdown catch-and-run...
"Honestly, it happened so fast I don't really remember it. It was one of those plays where I wanted to get into the end zone no matter what. I had an opportunity and wanted to take advantage, make a play for our team."

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick on Enunwa's contributions...
"He's playing with so much confidence. Even today, to have a couple of drops and to come back and be confident, that is a new guy. That is a guy that has really grown up the last two years. He wants the ball, he wants to make those plays, which sometimes sounds silly — everybody wants to make plays like that — but he has really got his confidence level up."

Jets coach Todd Bowles on what happened on the sideline when Fitzpatrick dived for a first down and took a hard hit to his helmet...
"He's a tough guy and it was a tough play. He was going for the first down, he came up a little bit short, and they hit him on the sideline. When you have a hit like that, you have to take the guy off the field for concussion-type symptoms before they go back on the field, regardless of whether you think he has one or not. They had to take him out for a play."

Fitzpatrick on the hit and coming out for a concussion evaluation...
"It probably looked worse than it was because my helmet came off and my face went into the dirt. ... I didn't want to come out, but if they felt like I needed to and they needed to evaluate me, it's what's best for us. Sometimes the competitiveness gets in the way."

Cleveland coach Hue Jackson on if the Jets made better halftime adjustments than the Browns did...
"Oh, my lord, no. We had the chance to make the plays. It would be different if I thought we had no plays to be made. Missed tackles? That is not better adjustments. It has nothing to do with adjustments. That is just you have to make those plays. That is what football is. I don't think there were any adjustments they made that were so spectacular that we didn't. They just started making plays. That's what it was."

Browns QB Josh McCown on how tough it is to be an 0-8 team in Cleveland, given the recent successes of the Cavaliers and Indians...
"On one hand, it's encouraging just to see how organizations fight through things and turn things around. It's awesome and you're happy for those guys. But at the same time, when you feel like the city has momentum like that, you want to be a part of that, for sure, and captures some of that yourself. I believe we will. I have no doubt in my mind. I believe we will one day, and it's just about the next day and coming in and working hard. The vision that Coach Jackson has for this team and where we can go, I think we can be there one day. It will be special for this city when it happens."

Wes Johnson, who started for Nick Mangold (ankle) at center, on his favorite play of the game, the fourth-and-1 Matt Forte touchdown run...
"That goal line run by Matt, we brought in [Brandon] Shell and Dakota [Dozier], loaded it up and we just ran it. I loved that. Carp [James Carpenter] was great on it, Brian [Winters] had a great pull, inside block. And Matt ran the rock."

Forté on the 4th-and-1 touchdown run...
"That's an important play. They crushed 'em up front. [Ryan] Clady had a great down block and double-block with Carp on the 4-technique, Brian pulled around and got the linebacker, and Kellen [Davis] actually blocked two guys. When you've got guys working like that for you, you've got to get in the end zone."

LB Lorenzo Mauldin on his diving interception of a late deflected pass at the Browns 8...
"They tell us in practice all the time if you get into your rush and you don't get there, just turn around and run to the ball and good things will happen. That was a true testament today."

RT Breno Giacomini on coming off the PUP list and playing in his first game of the season...
"It took a while, but to go out there and break the huddle, and try and pick some running backs up, and finally hit somebody, it felt good, man."

WR Brandon Marshall on if the Jets now have momentum from their two-game winning streak...
"Absolutely. It's hard to win in the National Football League. I can't say that enough. So when you do, it's always a good thing. Winning cures all, winning creates momentum, finishing strong creates momentum."

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