On Sunday's 17-13 win over the Carolina Panthers:
"The main thing is that I want to thank my teammates and the coaching staff for supporting me all week. The guys came out and played really hard today. It wasn't easy playing against one of the top-ranked defenses in the National Football League. You've got to go out and play and be yourself."
On the 66-yard pass to Chris Cooley (#47, TE):
"He did a great job of running after he caught the ball."
On his thoughts before the pass to Chris Cooley (#47, TE):
"I just tried to run one of the plays that we had worked on all week to create an opportunity to make a play or get a first down. Cooley did a great job of running the catch. I didn't know he was that fast."
On Washington's offense:
"The offensive line did a great job against (Carolina's) defense. They only had one sack. Coach Gibbs said he wanted us to play physical so we tried to run the ball."
On today's game versus last weeks:
"It was different. I knew it was not going to be an easy defense. Last week we had to go to Tampa Bay on the road and today we had to face one of the best defenses in the National Football League."
On Julius Peppers (#90, DE):
"Peppers makes it tough on a quarterback. I'm 6'5" and I thought it would be easy to throw the ball over him. He jumps up and is a great athlete."
On his helmet communication malfunction:
"It went out for some reason. We always practice some plays and to have some calls in mind. Once you hear the formation you kind of know all the plays. The guys did a good job and I thank God for that."
On the win:
"The reason it was special was because a great defense was part of the game. We knew it was going to be a tough task coming into the game. I think that's why we decided that we were going to run the ball. The guys did a great job of making plays and the defense of stopping them."
On the touchdown pass to Antwaan Randle El (# 82, WR):
"It was a play that we were trying to match up. We tried to get him open and at the same time run Brandon Lloyd (#85, WR). They did a good job of covering the play. Randle El didn't give up and kept fighting to get open. I thought he did a great job."
On the Redskins:
"Right now is a time of adversity for all of us. No one thought we would be sitting at 4-7 before the season started. We have to stick together with all of the negative talk outside of the locker room."