No matter what happens as far as the 49ers' QB situation goes the remainder of the season, word is there is one absolute certainty regarding the team's offense: In very short order, new coordinator Mike Johnson has made the Jimmy Raye regime seem like a distant memory. "That's absolutely the case," one team insider said. "The players love him. He gets along with everybody; he's very charismatic. He's been much more of a negotiator with (head coach Mike) Singletary as far as the things he wants to do than Raye was." And the way we hear it, Johnson also has been much more creative. "He's called a lot of running plays out of three-WR sets to spread out defenses, which is something you wouldn't have expected the Niners to do," the insider said. "He's also stacked receivers, one behind another, to get more free releases, and he uses a lot more personnel groupings, which gets more players involved."