Jim Harbaugh is known to have a great relationship with his players, but his issues with the 49ers front office could be wearing thin in the lockerroom.
“One source with inside knowledge of the team says that Harbaugh’s act has worn thin in the locker room,” Killion writes, “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.”
No specific players are mentioned of course, and it’s interesting to sit and dissect which one of his stars is most alienated.
Others in the know believe that front office discord has nothing to do with Harbaugh’s ability to manage his lockerroom.
“‘If Jim and Trent have a beer together, it’s not going to make Kap throw the ball four inches higher,’” the source said, referring to the intercepted pass from Kaepernick to Crabtree at the end of the most recent NFC title game, the second straight year that the failure of quarterback and receiver to deliver in crunch time ended a postseason run.