Raye: 'I was carrying out the head coach's wishes'

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 3:48 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Jimmy Raye said on Tuesday that his firing as the 49ers' offensive coordinator came as a surprise and that he was "carrying out the head coach's wishes."

Raye spoke with Comcast SportsNet Bay Area on Tuesday in a phone interview.

"I was doing what I was brought here to do under his philosophy he wanted installed. I tried as best I could to carry that out with the quarterbacking and the personnel that we had. I didn't come in and say, 'This is my offense, and I'm running this, and if you don't like it, you can get somebody else.' I was doing what was given me to do," he said.

The 49ers are 0-3 and their offense is 20th in the NFL and 31st in scoring at 12.7 points per game.

"I was still a little stunned and disappointed," he said.

Click here to read PFW senior editor Dan Arkush's spin on Raye's firing