Browns to meet with George Paton again this week

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The Browns have hired their latest coach, and they could soon be hiring their latest General Manager.

Updated her earlier report that placed Vikings assistant G.M. George Paton firmly in the mix for the job in Cleveland, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that the Browns will meet with Paton for a second time later this week. Paton, per multiple reports, recently interviewed Paton for the vacancy created by the firing of John Dorsey.

Cabot also reports that Paton did not travel to Alabama this week with the Vikings’ contingency for the Senior Bowl.

The new G.M. will become the third leg of the stool in Cleveland, with new coach Kevin Stefanski and chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta also serving as key members of the management team. Some believe that DePodesta wants Berry and that Stefanki prefers Paton.

However it gets resolved, it’s critical that Stefanski, DePodesta, and whoever the new G.M. is be on the same page. Adversity eventually will strike, and everyone needs to realize that they succeed or fail together.

14 responses to “Browns to meet with George Paton again this week

  1. They are dragging out this process to a ridiculous degree.

    This is why Cleveland can’t have nice things.

  2. When asked to respond to Chris Simms’ comments on the Browns’ management structure, Patton told reporters, “Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.”

  3. I thought the HC and GM were to be almost a tandem… Already there is some internal tension between Depodesta and Stefanski about who the next GM should be? I’m totally shocked! So much for Jimmy’s “alignment.” Yeah, Jimmy, this is gonna work… What is Jimmy going to do when this fails?

  4. mackcarrington says:
    January 20, 2020 at 2:07 pm
    Perhaps you’re thinking of MacArthur.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Patton claimed he had seen combat many times before in previous lives, including as a Roman legionnaire and as part of the 14th-century army of John the Blind of Bohemia. Before the 1943 invasion of Sicily, British General Harold Alexander told Patton, “You know, George, you would have made a great marshal for Napoleon if you had lived in the 19th century.” Patton replied, “But I did.” The general believed that after he died he would return to once again lead armies into battle.

  5. “Some believe that DePodesta wants Berry and that Stefanki prefers Paton.”

    Others believe it is Haslam who wants Berry. DePodesta wants alignment. Period. Do the right thing. Get Stefanski his guy.

  6. This would be a huge step up for Paton – I mean just getting away from that perennially losing Viking organization.

  7. Paton, per multiple reports, recently interviewed Paton for the vacancy created by the firing of John Dorsey.
    __________

    Is that anything like when Randy Moss did a press conference where he asked himself all the questions?

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