49ers coaching staff: Dissension in the ranks?

So apparently there were some intriguing comments made on ESPN's First Take yesterday.  Barrows and Maiocco reported on it yesterday and I thought it was definitely worth posting:

Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter reported this morning on ESPN's "First Take" that a schism is developing between the coaching staff and the front office. Or, more accurately, that there is some feeling of discontent among the position coaches.

Trotter reported that GM Scot McCloughan and coach Mike Singletary talk about moves in advance, but the assistants are often left out of the loop. One of the examples cited was Titans free-agent receiver Brandon Jones, who was signed. "He didn't get high marks from the coaches," Trotter said.

Barrows added:

If this were a rift between Mike Singletary and GM Scot McCloughan, it would be cause for concern. Instead, the root of the issue seems to be an unhappy assistant coach.

So, what the heck is going on here?  One could argue this is just speculation and can be easily ignored.  On the other hand, I wouldn't be surprised if the disgruntled coach (or coaches) had contacted the media to make anonymous complaints.  So maybe there's something to this.

Either way, I'm not really sure where to go with this. It's obviously not a good thing, but what do we take from this?  Is it just a little pissin and moanin or is this something a little more serious?

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