Singletary Sticking WIth Offensive Coordinator Raye

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Mike Singletary this week again found himself facing questions about whether he's satisfied with the work of offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye - even after quarterback Alex Smith threw for a career-best 310 yards in last Sunday's loss at Seattle.

Singletary insists he supports Raye, though there's no telling if the team will move forward with him beyond this season or turn to yet an eighth offensive coordinator in as many years come 2010. The 49ers (5-7) have had their successes - most recently by turning to a pass-heavy offense - in recent games doing what they're doing but have still largely been inconsistent this season.

That has generated criticism of Raye's playcalling in crucial situations for a unit that ranks 28th in the league in total offense and rushing.