Jimmy Raye. Wait What?

Seems that Mike Singletary had no clue on who he wanted to hire after he let Mike Martz go. Pro Football Talk is reporting that Jimmy Raye is next in line to interview for the open OC position. Way to go Singletary, what Hostler isn’t available. PFT info below:

As the San Franscisco 49ers continue to explore options for replacing offensive coordinator Mike Martz, a league source tells us that Jets running backs coach Jimmy Raye II will be interviewing for the position.

As we understand it, the interview will take place on Wednesday.

Per the source, the Jets won’t renewing Raye’s contract.

Raye’s son, Jimmy III, is a personnel exec with the Chargers. His name was mentioned in connection with the G.M. vacancy in Kansas City. But since the Chiefs managed to keep the identity of the full list of candidates for the job secret, it’s unknown whether Raye actually interviewed for the job.

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  • jeffw

    From Matt Maiooco's Blog…

    Seems he's our guy!!!

    Report: Raye picked as Martz's replacement

    The 49ers have hired longtime NFL assistant Jimmy Raye as offensive coordinator, the NFL Network's Adam Schefter reported, citing league sources.

    The 49ers are saying nothing until they have Raye's signature on the deal. Raye, apparently, has yet to put pen to paper. But there is no reason to question the veracity of the report.

    Raye today became the eighth individual to interview for the offensive-coordinator position. On Wednesday, the 49ers interviewed Ravens QBs coach Hue Jackson for the second time. The others interviewed were Scott Linehan (who turned down the job on Jan. 18), Dan Reeves, Rob Chudzinski, Clyde Christensen, Rick Dennison and Jeff Jagodzinski.

    Raye, 62, was Jets running backs coach the past three seasons. He was not going to be retained on new coach Rex Ryan's staff. He has plenty of experience as an offensive coordinator, working in that capacity with the Raiders (2004-05), Washington (2001), Kansas City (1998-2000), Los Angeles Rams (1991) and New England (1990).

    In eight seasons as an NFL offensive coordinator, Raye's teams never once made the playoffs. In fact, only once did one of those teams finish with a better-than-.500 record (Chiefs, 1999, 9-7 record). (There are some major errors in Raye's bio with the Jets, so I'm re-checking all this information.)

    Raye was the 49ers' wide receivers coach – before Bill Walsh – in 1977, under coach Ken Meyer. During his career, he has coached for the Rams (three times), the Jets and Philadelphia (twice), and Detroit, Atlanta, Tampa Bay, New England, Kansas City, Washington and the Raiders.

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    UPDATE: Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated is reporting the 49ers have hired Mike Johnson as quarterbacks coach. Johnson did not coach in the league last season. He was the Ravens' receivers coach in 2007. When new coach John Harbaugh came in, he did not retain Johnson. Instead, Harbaugh hired former 49ers offensive coordinator Jim Hoster.


    Jim Hostler cited Jimmy Raye as his mentor……….Enough said.

  • Texas9er

    Adam shefter is saying on Nfl.com that the 49ers have hired Jimmy Raye as there new offiseve cordinator

  • Billy

    I think we were better off with the Ravens QB coach

  • Daniners

    I remember reading that Sing has binders of plays and systems for both offense and defense. I wonder if he was trying to find someone who will help him implement it and make it all into a new offensive system??? Most people give him no credit for knowing offenses but after a career as a MLB (and being one of the best ever) he had to study offenses and he may have taken things he liked from each of them and designed his own and this guy, Raye, is the one who gave him the confidence that he can run it…. every great coach has a system for either offense or defense maybe Sing has one for both???….just a thought???

  • WTF!!!!! We should have kept Martz

  • Rob

    Yeah, I didn’t mind the Martz firing as long as we replaced him with someone worthwhile. Well, we didn’t. So, we continue to be the laughingstock of the league. Oh, well. At least Martz hasn’t yet interviewed for any other teams. But, I would have to think that he will get hired eventually.

    But, we should have kept him. I know his philosophy didn’t match our personnel, but I thought he adapted to the situation pretty well. To fire him for this guy is a joke. Well, I just hope he works out well. But, right now, I’m feeling about this hire the same as I felt when Nolan was hired. I wasn’t too sure about it, but I was willing to see how it played out. I just hope Raye works out better than Nolan did.

  • Jimbo42@aol.com

    If Raye knows how to use Vernon Davis to his fullest potential then Im all for it.