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49ers fire offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye
NFL.com ^ | Jason La Canfora

Posted on 09/27/2010 10:16:02 AM PDT by jpl

The San Francisco 49ers have fired offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye, according to a league source.

The team announced the firing Monday, one day after it fell to 0-3 and was beaten 31-10 at Kansas City. San Francisco has scored 38 points, second fewest in the NFL behind Carolina.

Mike Johnson will move from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator. Offensive assistant Jason Michael will take over as quarterbacks coach.

49ers coach Mike Singletary and Raye have not seen eye-to-eye about the reasons for the team's struggling offense.

The 49ers were considered a favorite in the NFC West this year, but their offense has stalled, plagued by turnovers and a weak running game. The team passed on several quarterbacks to stay with starter Alex Smith, who has been inconsistent during the team's three losses.

Raye, who came under fire following the 49ers' 31-6 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1, took responsibility for the team's problems on offense.

The 49ers showed progress in a 25-22 Monday night loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 20, but Sunday's one-sided loss to the Chiefs put the focus back on Raye.

Johnson, who was in his second season as quarterback coach, served as the Baltimore Ravens wide receivers coach from 2006 to 2007, and as the Atlanta Falcons quarterbacks coach for three years, where he worked with Michael Vick.


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No big surprise here; the 49ers have unquestionably been the biggest disappointment in the first three weeks and Raye was sitting squarely on the hot seat. If they don't improve pretty quickly, Singletary himself could be in trouble as well.
1 posted on 09/27/2010 10:16:08 AM PDT by jpl
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To: jpl

Is Alex Smith going to be out of there?


2 posted on 09/27/2010 10:17:58 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: jpl

Geesh, does anyone know what happened to this team? I love Singletary and would hate to see him lose his job.


3 posted on 09/27/2010 10:19:10 AM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: jpl

But they were undefeated in preseason - no? Hopes were so high...


4 posted on 09/27/2010 10:21:34 AM PDT by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: jpl

They were down 31-3 with seconds remaining, but still wanted a touchdown. Josh Morgan caught it, but landed pretty hard out of bounds, and looked like he was seriously injured. Singletary seemed oblivious to it.


5 posted on 09/27/2010 10:23:53 AM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: hampdenkid

They’ve fallen a long way from Super Bowl days and have been at the bottom of the league since 03.


6 posted on 09/27/2010 10:24:36 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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I know, but I thought Mike S was bringing them back. Last year, looked very promising. I hope they’re not bucking Mike’s tough love approach.


7 posted on 09/27/2010 10:29:21 AM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: jpl

As I Cowboys fan, I couldn’t be happier than to see the Niners struggle.


8 posted on 09/27/2010 10:29:36 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: RabidBartender

They have given up 31, 25, and 31 points. Maybe they should fire the D Coordinator too.


9 posted on 09/27/2010 10:32:12 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: jpl

Lets see now, that’s Eight (8) offensive coordinators in the last seven years? That will work. Not.


10 posted on 09/27/2010 10:32:27 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: jpl

Considering they gave up 457 yards in total offense, maybe the Defensive Coordinator should have gone as well?


11 posted on 09/27/2010 10:35:51 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: jpl

Time for the other Smith, a mister Troy Smith?


12 posted on 09/27/2010 10:37:12 AM PDT by smith288 (Peace at all costs gives you tyranny free of charge)
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The Panthers need to fire the whole coaching staff. They are one of the sloppiest teams I've seen in a while, on both sides of the ball. They are also not quite as good as their 0-3 record indicates.
13 posted on 09/27/2010 10:41:19 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (I believe in man-made political climate change.)
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To: jpl

That was just painful and embarrassing to watch yesterday. It was like they were playing under water in slow motion. Boring and painful.

Now get rid of Alex Smith.


14 posted on 09/27/2010 10:41:47 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: Niteranger68
They are one of the sloppiest teams I've seen in a while, on both sides of the ball. They are also not quite as good as their 0-3 record indicates.

I think the Panthers are the team Homer Simpson was referring to when he said, "I've seen teams suck before, but those were the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked."

15 posted on 09/27/2010 10:42:48 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: jpl

Go St. Louis Rams!


16 posted on 09/27/2010 10:45:15 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: hampdenkid

Lifetime 49ers fan here.. I don`t know whether firing Raye will help, but the needed to do something with that offense. They need to give up on the Alex Smith experiment and put a real QB behind center. They`re in bad shape.


17 posted on 09/27/2010 11:06:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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You don't know what "sloppy" is until you see the lowlights of yesterday's Giants-Titans game.

The Giants had 470+ yards of total offense and managed to contain Chris Johnson for most of the game, and they really should have won. But they had critical turnovers (including two inside the Titans' 10 yard-line), 11 penalties (including FIVE personal fouls and a penalty in their own end zone that resulted in a safety), missed two field goals, and couldn't cover kick returns for anything.

The Giants completely outplayed the Titans, but lost the game by a 29-10 score. WTF is that?

18 posted on 09/27/2010 11:07:55 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

I was wondering if the 49ers` players had other plans for their Sunday and the game was just getting in the way.


19 posted on 09/27/2010 11:10:19 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Alberta's Child

Tell me about it; hideous doesn’t even begin to describe the litany of mistakes the Giants made all day long. Right now they look as sloppy and undisciplined as they were when Coughlin first took over the team.


20 posted on 09/27/2010 11:32:01 AM PDT by jpl (It's "My Big Fat Deadly Greek Riot", coming soon to a bankrupt socialist state near you.)
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To: Niteranger68
With our luck The Panthers prob. will fire Davidson and hire Jimmy Raye.
BTW great Analysis on the Panthers here:

:http://bleacherreport.com/articles/461842-needed-offensive-coordinator-no-experience-necessary-see-carolina-panthers

21 posted on 09/27/2010 12:02:35 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Alberta's Child
As the rumor mill churns....it looks like the Giants and Panthers will be fighting for the services of Bill Cowher for next season. Heck, right now I'd take Rich Kotite...Wayne Fontes...maybe even take George Seifert back! Fox has lost the team!
22 posted on 09/27/2010 12:08:55 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (I believe in man-made political climate change.)
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To: Libloather
But they were undefeated in preseason - no?

See, that's the thing about the preseason -- it doesn't mean anything. Your opponents aren't necessarily trying to win. Smart coaches avoid injuries to their starters and merely use preseason games to evaluate 2nd and 3rd string talent to decide who to cut from the team.
23 posted on 09/27/2010 12:11:51 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: Niteranger68
The rumors about Cowher and the Giants have been making their way around sports radio here in the NYC area for the last two years. Every time Cowher takes himself out of consideration for another NFL job, there is growing speculation that he already has his eye on one specific coaching job -- and the NY Giants are one of those mentioned prominently.

I can't imagine him coaching for any organization unless he was given a free reign to implement his own "AFC Central" style of team -- which is pretty much the same as the old Bill Parcells model.

24 posted on 09/27/2010 12:16:16 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: ScottinVA

It still burns my butt that when given the chance ex-coach Nolan chose Alex Smith instead of Aaron Rogers. Now Nolan is long gone and we’re stuck with his idiot decision.


25 posted on 09/27/2010 12:17:24 PM PDT by lardog (Write in "Dump Obama" on your ballot in November. A vote of No Confidence)
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To: Robe
With our luck The Panthers prob. will fire Davidson and hire Jimmy Raye.

That fits Panther logic......

26 posted on 09/27/2010 12:26:42 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (I believe in man-made political climate change.)
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