Browns vs. Jets: 3 big storylines in Week 2
No. 1: Jacoby Brissett’s play
In Week 1 against the Panthers, Brissett played in his first game as the Browns starter and had some shaky moments under center. His accuracy on several passes was a bit off and that had many fans concerned after the game.
With the above-mentioned running attack that Cleveland has in their back pocket, the quarterback won’t always have to do much, but he does need to make timely throws in key moments to continue moving the chains. Brissett didn’t have a lot of time in the preseason to really get his feet wet to game-speed action.
He has limited his mistakes in the past and been able to manage previous teams he’s the quarterback for and he should be able to continue that trend here in Cleveland. As long as he improves every week, the Browns are going to continue to be in good shape.
At the end of Sunday’s game, Brissett helped move the offense in a pressure-packed situation. That drive gave his kicker the chance to become the hero when he knocked down the game-winner. Those types of moments haven’t happened that often for this team and Brissett was able to deliver in his very first attempt.
No, it wasn’t pretty, but he got the job done. A win is a win, and in this case, the Browns are now 1-0 and have an opportunity to go 2-0 for the first time since 1993.
We’ll have to see if Brissett can hit a few more of those wide receivers this week and be more accurate. It would be an added bonus to have him be able to show that improvement. Each week will get tougher as opposing defenses try and take away Cleveland’s strengths, like the run game. Brissett will need to keep building off of the previous week’s performance to keep his team marching toward the playoffs.