Kevin Stefanski: I think Jacoby Brissett will continue to get better

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The Browns started the season 1-0 for the first time since 2004 when they defeated the Panthers with Cade York‘s 58-yard field goal.

But they got in position to do it after quarterback Jacoby Brissett completed passes to receivers Donovan Peoples-Jones and Amari Cooper to put Cleveland at the 40-yard line.

On Monday, head coach Kevin Stefanski praised Brissett for how he got the Browns in a position to win.

“I really do believe he can continue to get better,” Stefanski said, via Mary Kay Cabot of “I think he’ll continue to get better. Having said that, I know there were some misses, but the throw to Donovan the second-to-last completion there — I know we completed it to Amari to get to the 40 — to Donovan with a player bearing down on him who was unblocked, standing in the pocket making that throw, that is big time football right there. He can be better, but really, really proud of how he finished that game.”

Brissett finished the contest 18-of-34 passing for 147 yards with one touchdown. He managed the game well, with Cleveland rushing 217 yards on 39 carries, averaging 5.6 yards a pop.

“Jacoby, he battled,” Stefanski said. “There were some opportunities early, but you have to understand that these games, there are going to be some moments with some highs and you have to battle through the lows. You look around the league and there are some tough moments. There are some really good defenses out there. For us, it is going to be about learning from the plays that we would like back and then just putting a plan together to be able to go perform this week versus the Jets.”

11 responses to “Kevin Stefanski: I think Jacoby Brissett will continue to get better

  1. Honestly, this is about what I expected from Brissett and I’m OK with that. With a great running game helping him out, he played just well enough to win quite a few games. The bigger concern for me was the way that the defense just fizzled during the fourth quarter. That kind of collapse will lose games, no matter who the QB is.

  2. Past performance suggests he has had one of his two stopped clock moments this season. He is primed to start phoning it in as he is want to do.

  3. Honestly if he’s given them 5, or even 6, wins by the time Watson is back, they’d be fools be take him out. It would be the only way Haslam could save even some face after this offseason.

  4. I’m more concerned about Joe Woods getting his DB’s on the same page. He’s been the DC for 3 years now and most of their DB’s have been in his system for more multiple seasons. Those coverage breakdowns where guys run free down the middle of the field just can’t happen – particularly when protecting a lead in the 2nd half.

  5. Cooper would rather have 200 yards and lose than win with his garbage stats. Can wait to see him fold!

  6. The joke in the bar was that when Mayfield hit the wide open receiver for the touchdown the defense thought there was a timeout called and there was no one left on the field. The bar went hysterical after that comment was made

  7. klutch14u says:
    September 13, 2022 at 11:03 am
    Well, he can’t get worse. Can he? Can he?????????
    Yes…..he could have had 4 fumbles, 5 batted balls and an INT.

  8. Since Watson took all of the 1st team reps in camp until the very end, and Brissett barely played with the 1s in preseason, it’s not too surprising there were some timing and execution errors. Hopefully, those will clear up quickly.

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