Originally posted by Psinex:
It's obvious that Jimmy Raye is not the long term solution for us at OC. His offensive schemes are tired and he is not capable of making the adjustments necessary to combat a better team.
It didn't seem like it at first given the quick hook he gave JTO and Mike Martz, but it seems like Singletary is loyal to "his guys" to a fault. He's given Shaun Hill a very long hook, not even giving Alex Smith a chance in the 4th quarter of a blowout game. He's hired all of his Chicago buddies.
If things go less than stellar and Jimmy Raye's head is on the chopping block, will Singletary swing the axe? How long will Singletary stick with Raye if things aren't working out? Will he hold onto Raye to the point where his job might be in jeopardy? Is there anyone who is capable of telling Singletary that he is making bad decisions? In my opinion, it seems like he has too much control given his lack of experience.
What we have is a 2007-era Hostler offense with a much improved defense. Shaun Hill is kind of like Trent Dilfer with fewer turnovers. We saw what happened when our defense ran into a team fresh off a bye week (which I don't think is being mentioned enough), so our offense was thrust into the spotlight and HAD to perform to stay in the game. Our defense actually played pretty well for the first two series. It wasn't until the offense and special teams started turning over the ball that we got into a pickle.
The Yorks have shown a willingness to stick with a HC rather than pull the trigger fast IE Dan Snyder. Sings job is safe for 2-3 years no matter what happens with Raye.