SAN FRANCISCO - 2009: Jimmy Raye of the San Francisco 49ers poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in San Francisco, California. (Photo by NFL Photos)
Raye's excuses for why he got fired weren't very creative, either.
Jimmy Raye was reached by phone Monday, as Matt Maiocco of Comcast SportsNet requested his thoughts of having just gotten canned. "I was carrying out the head coach's wishes," Raye told Comcast SportsNet. "
This presents quarterback Alex Smith with -- guess what! -- yet another offensive coordinator. With the promotion of Mike Johnson, Alex is now playing under his sixth offensive coordinator.
Ten days before Jimmy Raye's firing, 49ers coach Mike Singletary declared he had an unnamed "rat" on his staff. Now that Raye is fired, the guy whom many believe is the rat just got a big promotion.