Report: George Paton agrees to interview with Browns

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Vikings assistant General Manager George Paton turned down three opportunities to interview with the Jets in previous seasons. He accepted the opportunity to talk with the Browns, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

Paton is close with new Browns coach Kevin Stefanski, who was the Vikings offensive coordinator.

The Browns are also interviewing Andrew Berry this week as they try to rebuild their football operation.

Paton just completed his 13th season with the Vikings, but his relationship with Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman goes back even longer.

Paton and Spielman worked on the personnel staffs in Chicago and Miami before joining forces again in Minnesota.

11 responses to “Report: George Paton agrees to interview with Browns

  1. After a moment of hope it is good to see the Browns are doing everything they can to return to the dumpster fire we have all become accustom too. It will be great seeing them back to 3-13 and 4-12. All is right in the world.

  2. It worked for the Bill’s McDermott was hired before Beane the familiarity with each other has been a big factor in our success

  3. The Browns will make the haters pay and I can’t wait to see it. The haters want desperately for this franchise to fail. Most likely fans of non super bowl contenders with their own pile of issues kept quiet by making the playoffs once in a while but never truly being championship caliber.

  4. TribeOfOne says:
    January 13, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    The Browns will make the haters pay and I can’t wait to see it.
    Really? I truly admire your love for your team, but based upon what the entire world has seen thus far from Haslam and his puppet DePodesta you and I may not live long enough to see what you predict. Some might suggest it borders on delusional!

  5. “Kevin Stefanski agreed to yield to certain expectations of part-time chief strategy office Paul DePodesta, including having someone from the analytics group wearing a headset and having access to the coaching staff on game days. Stefanski also agreed to owner Jimmy Haslam’s desire to engage in hours-long meetings with his head coach the day after games”.
    This is Haslam’s answer to his new “Hands-Off” approach? Sounds like Jimmy and the Mrs. changed their minds again, just another Haslam Train-wreck waiting to happen! What kind of powers will any potential GM have, can he Cheerios on game-day morning?
    Poor Browns fans, they deserve batter!

  6. h0metownzero says:
    January 13, 2020 at 6:00 pm
    Who could blame him?

    Cleveland is a much nicer place to live.
    Green Bay is basically Cedar Falls, Iowa with worse schools.

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