"You know, he was talking about a lot of people doubting, and there's a lot of 'crowd noise' he likes to call it, and we can't buy into that stuff," Cameron said. "We gotta get closer as a team and show some resilience, and I think we did, and it showed yesterday."
Said Cameron: "After Trent leaving, we had a good week of preparation, and I think a lot of the guys got closer together. Our team leaders spoke to us about trusting this organization and where they're going, and ultimately it paid off."
It was evident in Cleveland's edgy play-calling that nobody was waving the white flag. Without Richardson in the mix, the Browns spread carries to a committee of runners, sometimes lining up a trio of backs in the formation. The Browns amassed 103 yards on the ground, more yardage than they totaled in either of their first two games.
Said McGahee: "He told everybody he has faith in us. It doesn't matter what anybody thinks on the outside. It's what goes on in here. You start on the inside. I think everybody took that to heart and went out and played."