Raye Was Carrying Out Singletary's Wishes

One problem with responding to an 0-3 start by firing a coordinator is that the team, or at least that aspect of it, needs to quickly improve to avoid questions about other areas of the team.

Another problem is that individual might decide to give his/her side of the story to the local media, which is what recently fired San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye did on Tuesday.

Raye spoke to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com about his firing, and claims he was just doing what Singletary hired him to do.

"I was carrying out the head coach's wishes," Raye said. "I was doing what I was brought here to do under his philosophy he (head coach Mike Singeltary) wanted installed. I tried as best I could to carry that out with the quarterbacking and the personnel that we had. I didn't come in and say, 'This is my offense, and I'm running this, and if you don't like it, you can get somebody else.' I was doing what was given me to do."

For a full transcript of Maiocco's interview with Raye, click the link above.

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