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ESPN's Jeremy Fowler breaks down Kevin Stefanski hiring

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Posted at 3:26 PM, Jan 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-12 15:26:43-05

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns have hired Minnesota Vikings Kevin Stefanski as their new head coach, and ESPN reporter Jeremy Fowler said he should be a good fit.

Stefanski comes from an analytics background, which goes well with chief strategy officer Paul Depodesta's background.

"I think Stefanski has more of the personality to marry the two worlds of analytics and the core of football," Fowler said.

Stefanski started as an assistant to the head coach in 2006 and gradually moved his way up.

"He's definitely an ascending coach, so it's definitely the right time to get him," Fowler said.

According to Fowler, the expectation around the league is for the Eagles vice president of football operations Andrew Berry to take over the general manager position and be paired up with Stefanski.

"In this case, the Browns would be able to create an all Ivy League front office, they are trying to get the smartest guys in one room," Fowler said.

Fans in Cleveland might not be the happiest with the decision to hire Stefanski, but Fowler said they should keep an open mind.

"I will say this, I think they are in better hands than they were the last two years," Fowler said.

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