Singletary insists he made Raye decision alone

49ers coach Mike Singletary’s vote of confidence for Jimmy Raye on Sunday turned into a Monday morning firing of the team’s offensive coordinator.

So what happened in between?

According to Singletary, the coach just watched some film.  And then he made a decision to get rid of Raye with absolutely no outside input.

“One thing I want you to understand is if I make a decision, it’s my
decision. The thing that I have control over is the 53 man staff, the 53
man roster and the staff, who is on my coaching staff. That is my
decision,” Singletary said.

It will prove to be one of the most important decisions of Singletary’s coaching career.  He said he made the decision by feel.

“I’ve looked at the film, obviously, I’ve looked at every game we’ve
played a few times, but when you’re searching for an answer, sometimes
you can look at it in a different way, and you’re looking for something
specific and it’s really difficult to put your finger on, but you see
it, and it’s hard to describe, but it’s there,” Singletary said.  “So I just think that
after looking at the film and thinking about it, praying about it,
that’s the decision that I came to.”

In a shaky NFC West, Singletary has time to turn things around.  The 49ers coach lauded new offensive coordinator Mike Johnson’s “vision.” Singletary has to show that he has vision of his own, and that his gut feelings are worth following.

56 responses to “Singletary insists he made Raye decision alone

  1. So Mike chose the “rat” to be his new OC?
    Some people are better suited to be coordinators and not head coaches.
    Singletary is one of those.

  2. Wasn’t his last gut feeling just a couple of weeks ago that Mike Johnson was a rat?
    This guy is a joke. He’s flipflopped over two of his offensive assistants in less than 2 weeks.

  3. I’m glad he prayed about it, and the Big Man endorsed his decision. It’s encouraging to know that with war, famine, climate change, and Lindsay Lohan’s latest legal trouble, the guy had time to ponder Jimmy Raye’s employment. Whew.

  4. He looked at film and realized then that Raye sucked? What? As if watching the actual game didn’t convince him of that?

  5. this guy is completely unstable. i would hate to be a niners fan right now.
    “One thing I want you to understand is if I make a decision, it’s my decision. The thing that I have control over is the 53 man staff, the 53 man roster and the staff, who is on my coaching staff. That is my decision,” Singletary said.
    what does that even mean? are there really 53 people on their coaching staff?
    and dude had to pray about firing a coach? what a nutbag. put the 2 foot cross away and start figuring out how to coach at the NFL level, Lazy Eye.

  6. He’s the worst coach in the NFL, far and away. The old school fraud coach in the mold of Ray Rhodes. He belongs coaching JV High School in rural Texas.
    “Punch ‘ em in the mouth” is NOT a strategy!

  7. he probly hired him cause he had known him for years, couldnt get anyone else, and wanted his guy (a guy who wouldnt challenge him).
    problem is, the coach and team wont grow, or get it done that way.

  8. Mike prayed to God, Who answered,
    “You didn’t have to be Me to know what play Jimmy was calling.”

  9. At least that’s better than taking advice from your daughter. Viqueens #4 consults her prior to his big decisions! LOL

  10. How does Singeltary get away with wearing a cross on the sideline?If Eric Mangini or Jack Del Rio wore one, the liberal media would go bonkers.

  11. And it will prove to be one of the most important decisions of Singletary’s coaching career. He said he made it by feel.
    _______________________
    So Shaun Smith is hanging around 49 headquarters now?

  12. Raye sucked back in the 90’s in KC and he still sucks over 10 years later.
    I hate to see him go though. I really enjoy watching the Forty Whiners stink up the place, game after game.
    And here I thought the 49ers were supposed to run away with the NFC West. Not let the NFC West run away from them. LOL

  13. “One thing I want you to understand is if I make a decision, it’s my decision. I also want you to understand that when my boss makes me make a decision, it’s their decision, but if it is a good decision, a long overdue decision, an unavoidable decision, I will take credit for it.”

  14. Is the reporter who asked him about Jimmy Raye last week re-hired now that Raye is fired? Singletary is in over his skis and is acting like Ray Rhodes used to. He will follow Jimmy Raye out the door soon.

  15. I am also glad that god gave him the thumbs up to fire raye. I wonder if he will now tell them who to draft with the #3 pick next year

  16. So much for the theory that Alex Smith sucked because of constant change at offensive coordinator. I’d like to float the theory that Alex Smith sucking is the cause of constant change at offensive coordinator.

  17. Sorry the guy lost his job, but his performance as Offensive Coordinator has been terrible. If Singletary can’t get it together in the next few weeks he will be next. The Niners are the most talented team in the West and they can still pull it out, but they need to get a string of wins put together.
    Mike Johnson should look at the film from last year when Alex Smith was playing good and let the offense loose and try to get the plays in on time. Singletary should focus on the defense, because if they don’t tighten up he will be looking for a Defensive Coordinator job somewhere else next off-season.

  18. I wouldn’t call it difficult to put your finger on or hard to describe. Jimmy Raye is a terrible OC. Also, Singletary was never a D-coordinator, and he probably wouldn’t succeed at that either. He’s not and X’s and O’s guy, just a motivator/preacher style HC.

  19. Just because they change offensive coordinators does not mean the offense will automatically get better. Raye is/was not the only problem. In their 2 road games, Gore has not gotten on track and the D has not played well either for that matter.
    Maybe this will put some life in the offense, but it could get worse before it gets better. They’ll be 0-4 after they lose to the Falcons on Sunday.

  20. Somebody fire this guy. Please. He’s the latest in a long line of horsecrap 49er coaches. He’s a tired act and will never win anything here.

  21. being crazy may work for playing linebacker, but not for coaching. This guy is an embarrassment to a once great franchise…….

  22. It’s encouraging to know that with war, famine, climate change, and Lindsay Lohan’s latest legal trouble, the guy had time to ponder Jimmy Raye’s employment
    He can multitask on a level a dipshit like you could never comprehend.
    p.s. “climate change” is a sham to bilk the uneducated of their money.

  23. On a related note, 49ers fans are doing a lot of praying right now too.
    Singletary is still employed.
    Prayers have not been answered.
    Stay tuned…….

  24. # Little Tommy says: September 27, 2010 5:51 PM
    At least that’s better than taking advice from your daughter. Viqueens #4 consults her prior to his big decisions! LOL
    __________________________
    Little Tommy, are you a retard? You think that consulting with your family on a big decision is dumber than consulting with an invisible sky ghost? Please don’t vote…….or breed.

  25. Oh-and-three in just about any other city would’ve caused a similar move of desperation. 0-3 is like the “no playoffs for you” kiss of death.
    If SF had just one win (or more), there wouldn’t be nearly the crowd lining up to jump off the 49’ers parade float.
    Just imagine if the Cowboys had gone 0-3.

  26. Singletary is in way over his head, and has been from the beginning. Many of us said it from the beginning. Never a Coordinator. Being a Hall of Famer doesnt mean you can run a team. He fooled all the whiner fans just like Nolan did with his big promises and tough talk. All the Whiner fans will believe anything the team or media tells them. They are unable to think for themselves. They are just now realizing Singletary has NO CLUE what hes doing!

  27. So wait a minute. Reid says Kolb will be the starting qb and then watches film and changes his mind and puts Vick in. And you guys jump all over him for lieing to you. Then Singeltary says Raye will be with the team all year and then watches film and fires him. And then you guys act like nothing happened?
    Thats asinine. Singletary fired a guy Reid just benched someone but nothing is said about Singletary. His story is so much more of a blatant lie then Reids to. I can understand Reid watching film of his qb then changing his mind but Singletary went from saying somone was gone keep his job to firing him over some film. Jimmy Raye is in the BOOTH how could film show him that he wasnt doing his job.
    If your going to call out Reid you should be doing the samething possibly even more when it comes to Singletary.

  28. # Bob Sugar says: September 27, 2010 5:52 PM
    here come the “coaching changes hurting Alex Smith’s progress” excuses…
    The captain always go’s down with the ship.
    In this case the Captain always pulls down his pants.

  29. Maybe this dissasterous season will be the catalyst to hire a “real” GM who will bring in a “real” coach…you know, some guys who have won at this level.

  30. This is a very good move, whoever made the decision. Raye is a doofus whom the league has passed by and left behind. Mike Johnson is young and has a good relationship with the players, which is important in today’s NFL.
    Look for Crabtree to finally break out under Johnson’s offensive leadership.

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