Whether the choice to sack Raye less than 24 hours after the 49ers' debacle of a 31-10 loss to the Chiefs was Singletary's or came down from on high within the 49ers ownership or front office really doesn't matter. It was the right choice and, frankly, long overdue.
Raye is a 30-plus-year veteran of NFL coaching, but in his second year with the Niners he was clearly overmatched in his role. And only something this dramatic in terms of changing the 49ers offensive play-calling has a chance to be the cure for Singletary's 0-3 team. Short of Singletary resigning himself, there really wasn't much else the desperate 49ers could have done to alter their situation other than fire Raye, whose struggles with even the mechanics of calling plays from the press box came to light after San Francisco's 31-6 meltdown at Seattle in Week 1.
After working the 49ers locker room Sunday in K.C., I heard just how lost and bewildered Singletary's team is at this point.
For that reason, these 49ers don't strike me as a quick fix, and Singletary promoting quarterbacks coach