3 Cleveland Browns that must play better in Week 2
No. 1 – Jacoby Brissett
Jacoby Brissett comes into Week 2 with a ton of pressure on his shoulders. While he played well enough for the Cleveland Browns to get the win in Week 1, there were a lot of big misses that almost ended up costly.
Brissett was 18-of-34 for 147 yards and one touchdown. But if he had any accuracy with the football, he would have been 20-of-34 for 200 yards and three touchdowns. It was early in the game, but he missed Amari Cooper and Kareem Hunt both wide open for what could have been scores.
Kevin Stefanski holding back starters in the preseason is understandable to avoid injuries, but there is no doubt this offense was searching for a rhythm much of the game from a lack of snaps together. Brissett also knew the importance of this game and likely had some butterflies as well.
At the end of the day, Brissett only took one sack and didn’t turn the ball over. He made a few broken plays that could have been losses into short gains, but he must sharpen up his accuracy with the football. Stefanski continues to prove he can get guys open, now Brissett just must deliver.
The Browns won’t need Brissett at his absolute best this Sunday to win, but on the following Thursday night when the Steelers come to town, Brissett better have all the kinks out to give this team a chance to start 1-0 in the division.