Coach Singletary often appears less than candid in his press conferences. I understand and even respect this. After all, his role is primarily to lead the 49ers, only secondarily (if at all) to keep the press and public informed about his thinking and what goes on in the locker room and team offices. Sometimes these roles can be incompatible. But his reticence leaves us fans to wonder. Was his decision to fire Jimmy Raye (after insisting yesterday that he would be retained) really based solely on his review last night of film of this year's three losses? Did team ownership, the front office, or the players have any influence (albeit it might be dangerous to admit that)? If Mike Johnson will really be as effective as Singletary makes him out, why wasn't he chosen to be coordinator in the first place? Just for the heck of it, a poll follows after the jump.
More importantly, do you believe that switching from Raye to Johnson as OC will turn the 49ers into a winning team?
What brought Singletary to decide to relieve Raye of his job and replace him with Johnson?
He concluded from the film that firing Raye was the way to improve the team's performance. (3 votes)
He was told or he inferred that ownership wanted drastic changes. (17 votes)
The players complained about Raye. (8 votes)
The press and/or fans criticized Raye. (2 votes)
Some or all of the above. (50 votes)
80 total votes