According to Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh seems to be losing some of the support he’s had within the locker room over the past few seasons with his players.
And from what I’ve been told, the tension isn’t just upstairs in the building. One source with inside knowledge of the team says that Harbaugh’s act has worn thin in the locker room, particularly among some key “face of the 49ers” type players. While the team is winning, that’s not a problem. But a few losses could expose a widening rift.
The issue isn’t how to make the 49ers’ brass more cohesive. Plenty of organizations operate amid chaos and hard feelings. As a 49ers source told me, “If Jim and Trent have a beer together, it’s not going to make Kap throw the ball 4 inches higher,” referring to the final play of the NFC Championship Game.
No one should be surprised by this. Brandon Jacobs made it clear he doesn’t like Harbaugh after he felt like he lied to him when he was signed in 2012 and never played after getting injured and then working his way back.
You also have to look at running back LaMichael James who also isn’t happy with his role on the 49ers.
Now it sounds like he’s losing the support of some of the stars on the team.