Tomorrow's Cohen column is absolutely brutal — slamming Singletary for hiring Raye, attacks both of them being so married to an offensive philosophy that doesn't work in the NFL and questions whether or not Singletary can be a head coach.
Hear this, Mike. Fire offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye, fire him after that pitiful showing here on Sunday. Fire him even though you said after the game he will be your offensive coordinator all season. Just fire him. If you don’t, then re-assign him to a subordinate position. Make him second banana to someone who knows offense.
Does that sound harsh? Well, that’s too bad. You live in a harsh world, a win-or-lose world and now you are 0-3 and after next week in Atlanta, you will be 0-4. Count on it. There’s a good chance you’ll go 0-5. You need a new offensive coordinator and you need him fast.
The pity of it, Mike, is you have more offensive talent than Kansas City. Anyone can see that. Vernon Davis is a mismatch against every defensive player he encounters. But Raye doesn’t know how to use him or any of your players. He’s color-blind in a Technicolor world. Replace him while you still have a job.
And that's Cohen just getting warmed up. He also slams Singletary for being so hard-headed about his offensive philosophy that he scared of every other offensive coordinator who was applying for the job.
Now there's speculation that Jimmy Raye might be on the way out from Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News, on his Twitter page. He speculates that Mike Johnson, current QB coach, would be the logical replacement.
If anything, it seems like the Bay Area's sports writers are on a warpath after this latest San Francisco fiasco.