Cleveland Browns: Head coach-GM pairings becoming more clear
As the Cleveland Browns coaching search marches on, the coach-GM pairings are becoming more clear. GM interviews are set to take place.
It seems as if the Cleveland Browns and owner Jimmy Haslam has met with all of the candidates for the head coaching position and now are turning their attention to the vacant general manager opening.
Yesterday it became clear that Haslam and the rest of the search committee wanted to take a look at some of the GM candidates that would be paired with coaches whom they have spoken with.
The first news of the day broke when Dustin Fox of 92.3 The Fan tweeted this:
Ed Dodds worked with head coaching candidate Robert Saleh in Seattle so this seems like it would be the paring if Saleh were to get the job as head coach. Dodds was considered to be an excellent scout in his time with the Seahawks before moving to Indianapolis as assistant GM in 2017.
Another pairing that was made clear yesterday would be Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and Bills assistant GM Joe Schoen.
Schoen was hired by the Bills in 2017 after spending three seasons as the director of player personnel with the Miami Dolphins. The Daboll-Schoen pairing would probably cause a mutiny amongst Browns fans but Jimmy Haslam is certainly obsessed with getting the correct “organization alignment,” and these two are cut from the same cloth.
Finally, the Browns requested an interview with former Browns and current Philadelphia Eagles executive Andrew Berry.
Berry is a favorite of Haslam and Paul DePodesta so don’t be surprised if he is their guy. Apparently Berry would align with Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski or Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.
As of right now, we have not heard of any requests for GM candidates that would pair with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, although we may be hearing of some more interview requests that surface later today.
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