George Paton out of running for Browns G.M.

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Vikings assistant General Manager George Paton looked like the frontrunner to be named the Browns General Manager early this week, but it appears Cleveland will be going in a different direction.

Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that Paton has pulled out of consideration for the job. The news comes two days after Paton was in Cleveland for a second interview with the Browns.

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said early in January that the team’s head coach would be involved in the process of hiring a G.M. and that the team didn’t want an “arranged marriage” at the top of their football operations. Paton and head coach Kevin Stefanski worked together in Minnesota, but that wasn’t enough to make a deal come together in Cleveland.

The Browns have also spoken to Eagles vice president of football operations Andrew Berry, who used to work for the Browns, and Patriots director of college scouting Monti Ossenfort.

35 responses to “George Paton out of running for Browns G.M.

  1. The good news for the Browns is that Bruce Allen is available. Bruce had been doing a stupendous job running the Redskins, but ‘left’ the team over creative differences.

  2. He didnt want to have depodesta undermine him at every turn, sitting in California telling the owner how its everyone’s fault but his. Now the browns are one step away from bringing back the 1-31 front office. So we can expect to go back to trading down for the corey Coleman’s of the world, or never paying a veteran.

  3. Smart move George. Everyone there gets fired within 2 years of signing a contract. You are to good to be apart of that franchise. I’m sure that the Wilf’s came to you and said we will give you a raise, and you are guaranteed to be the GM of the Minnesota Vikings by next year. That’s why Spielman hasn’t been given a new contract.

  4. That is because Paton wanted to be the final say on all football decisions and OUR EGOMANIAC OWNER Jimmy Haslam would not give it to him. This is why WE SUCK. Because Jimmy Haslam is a control freak which is why I stand by my statements the the Pilot/Flying J case is not closed. If he micromanages the Browns… what do you think he did with flying J? Yea Jimmy… whatever you do run off a guy who has a history of working with and has a relationship with the head coach YOU hired. I will no longer root for the Browns but I also won’t root against them. At this point as long as Jimmy Haslams wife owns the team and let’s Jimmy run it… I will be apathetic. Stephanski must be ripping his hair our now for walking into this SNAKEPIT. I’m sure Depodesta did not want to give up his power over the entire team again like he did under Dorsey. Baker Mayfield will not re sign with the nightmare he has been brought into with the Brown unless they give him stupid money. ( I wouldn’t if I were him if he s looking for a Super Bowl win). 3 head coaches in 2 years and next year will be 4 coaches in 3 years. I really like Baker but they keep jerking him around with all these changes and he is a winner. I’m a Buckeye forever and when he tried to plant that flag after they beat Ohio State was a classic “he’s our guy moment” His teammates will follow him because he cares and he’s smart.
    Sell the team Mrs. Haslam. If it really is then you will save your family future disgrace. One word of advice. Owners own. Management manages. Look at the great success The DALLAS COWBOYS have had with their owner calling the shots.

  5. The sooner Jimmy and Dee realize that Baseball Guy isn’t going to get them to a championship by using analytics, the better off the Browns are going to be.

  6. So now what, he goes back to Minnesota with his “not good enough” tail between his legs? This oughta be good.

  7. Paton has turned down multiple jobs, not only the current Browns offer. It looks like he is looking for the perfect job. Hopefully you get it George before they all pass you by. I worry about Berry though. He was here during the 1-31 years.

  8. stellarperformance says:
    January 24, 2020 at 6:52 pm
    So now what, he goes back to Minnesota with his “not good enough” tail between his legs? This oughta be good.

    Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that Paton has pulled out of consideration for the job.

    Um, clearly the Sconnie education system has failed you

  9. stellarperformance says:
    January 24, 2020 at 6:52 pm
    So now what, he goes back to Minnesota with his “not good enough” tail between his legs? This oughta be good.

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    He “pulled out of consideration“

    Reading is hard

  10. The 2 time World Champion Baltimore Ravens thank the 1999 expansion Cleveland Browns for being in the AFC North

  11. Berry’s past is less than impressive during his last stint with Browns….but the Vikes were not exactly loaded with talent either. Not sure either should be lauded as a savior.

  12. Not surprised Paton withdrew. Took the interview and saw a hot mess so he’ll stay in Minnesota where championship structure is in place for 2020.

  13. sillybillywillyrillyinphilly says:
    January 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    stellarperformance says:
    January 24, 2020 at 6:52 pm
    So now what, he goes back to Minnesota with his “not good enough” tail between his legs? This oughta be good.

    Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that Paton has pulled out of consideration for the job.

    Um, clearly the Sconnie education system has failed you
    ————-
    Agreed, he is a troll who just posts who cannot accept his hero Aaron is now in decline so he tries to pick fights and complain about bad calls, lucky teams, refs, etc. He and his other troll buddy are why this site should have a block/ignore feature.

  14. stellarperformance says:
    January 24, 2020 at 6:52 pm
    So now what, he goes back to Minnesota with his “not good enough” tail between his legs? This oughta be good.
    ———
    I thought you didn’t care about the Vikings and they are irrelevant?? Sorry you lost your lucrative shoveling job at Lambeau but that’s no reason to make things up and pick unnecessary cyber fights.

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