3 areas where the Browns need to improve in Week 6

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No. 2: Kevin Stefanski must put Jacoby Brissett in better positions to succeed in the red zone

In each of the three losses for Cleveland this season, Jacoby Brissett has thrown a costly interception late in the game that helped seal wins for the other team.

Last week, after an impressive 12-play, 63-yard drive, Brissett threw his third pick of the season from the Los Angeles nine-yard line. Whether or not he could have run for the first down is irrelevant as the Browns simply could not afford that, especially being down by just two points at the time.

In that moment and at other times this season, Stefanski did not dial up the right play call. In order to win in the NFL, you cannot put your quarterback, who is a mostly career backup for a reason, in a position where a pick could be thrown.

At times, it seems as if Stefanski tries to get too cute with his calls or tries to outsmart the other team. At the end of the day, and as he mentioned in his Monday press conference, the Browns offense just needs to finish.

Figuring out a way to get it done in the red zone would be a huge step in the right direction and would help them close out games.