Warwickshire sport director Ashley Giles said:
"200 was never enough in the first innings of this game and that's been the tale of our summer. We haven't got enough runs but equally we haven't bowled sides out either. We've only got 20 wickets in a game once this year. Bowling has probably been our strength in recent years and we really haven't fired in that department. But it's not a case of one or the other, it's both. We have just not got it right in championship cricket.
"It's disappointing. We're going to get relegated, we know that and it's important what happens now. We are certainly going to go through some change and perhaps the best place to do that is the Second Division. With two teams out of eight going down now it's tough in Division One and everyone's going to take their medicine at some point and go down. We spent ten tears in Division One and played some very good cricket and won some trophies. Now it's a chance for us to start again."
Essex bowler Jamie Porter said:
"In the first three games it seemed we might just have to survive in this division but the way we bounced back and not only saved games we could have lost but dominated games in the way we have has been pretty special.
"As a group of lads we are very tight-knit. When guys have a bad day we are all right behind them and we all get along so well off the pitch and have got a great coach and assistant coach and it works so well.
"We've kept saying to each other we are on the brink of making history for the club and that's a pretty special feeling in itself.
"If I'm being brutally honest, winning the championship was the ambition at the start of the season. A lot of people thought that was too ambitious but we thought 'why not?' We knew we are a side which can win games. We know we have got the players who can win you a game so we knew we wanted to push. We felt like we could definitely push.
"I like the responsibility and being the leader of the attack. When you come into the side you look up to the guys who are leading and you want to be one of them. I love winning games of cricket and hate losing so I just do whatever I can to help us win."