Do any of you, especially those who might have some practical football experience, have any ideas of what exercises/simulations might help the offense improve their performance in the "red zone"? I come from the NASA tradition, where you would practice a lunar landing, for example, over and over while SimSup (the Simulation Supervisor) would insert problems and emergency conditions into the simulation and observe your responses. Could the offense spend a couple of days in Berea scrimmaging with the defense from the 8 or 2 yard line? Is the defense good enough to offer a fair simulation of field conditions? Would players balk at such concentrated effort?
The Browns' major problems have historically been penalties and scoring from close-in. Now that the penalty problem may be on its way to resolution, it's surely time to work on the "red zone".