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Source: Vernon Davis and Joe Staley involved in two locker room quarrels

It’s getting ugly for the 49ers, who have faced several different stories hinting at the damaged locker room chemistry over the last few days. It began on Sunday with Jay Glazer’s portrayal of Colin Kaepernick as being “on an island,” and with our report of locker room tension stemming from the quarterback’s involvement with Aldon Smith’s former live-in girlfriend.

This morning, SoCaliSteph of Niners Nation released an eye-opening piece on the state of the 49ers’ locker room. It provided more details on the divide growing among the players, including some insight into a situation in which two players got into a verbal altercation over Kaepernick:

During the past few weeks, there have been rumblings of a locker room feud at a team meeting. Maiocco referenced it happening four weeks ago. A source told Niners Nation that a player stood up against Colin Kaepernick, and, as a result, another stood up in defense of Kaepernick. Glazer’s report of players being unhappy and unwilling to connect with Kaepernick appear true, but there are others including team captains and veterans standing up for the 49ers quarterback. Needless to say, Kaepernick is not necessarily on an “island by himself,” but I suspect from the vantage point of the players Glazer spoke with, they are unhappy with the performance and what appears to them as Kaepernick’s apathy. We also have sources who stated apologies were exchanged and the team was ready to move on. Well, until the 49ers lost again.

A source told me that the two players involved in the altercation were Vernon Davis and Joe Staley. The time frame here appears to be conflicting, but the source confirmed the reason for this altercation and said that it was actually the second time the two exchanged verbal blows.

The first instance occurred on the Tuesday following the Week 4 loss to the Packers. The conflict apparently stemmed from Staley’s doubts regarding the severity of Davis’ knee injury, which he sustained in the Week 3 loss to the Cardinals. According to the source, on the day after the Packers loss, Davis was told by a trainer that there was nothing wrong with his knee. Staley called Davis out on this the next day and they exchanged words over it. Davis didn’t play in either of the 49ers’ Week 4 and 5 losses to the Packers and Giants.

The next altercation occurred in the locker room following last Thursday’s loss to the Seahawks. While the details of this skirmish are unclear, a source told me that this was where the players were arguing over Kaepernick. The source couldn’t clarify what was said, but told me that it was Davis who spoke out against Kaepernick, and it was Staley who defended his quarterback.

Davis is coming off of his worst season as a pro and appears to be on track to match last year’s lows. Adam Schefter reported earlier in October that the 49ers were open to trading Davis, although it’s hard to imagine his value is high, even if you discount these latest controversies and focus solely on his performance.

On the other side of the Italian dinner table is Staley, who — despite all of the offensive line struggles — remains a bright spot in Kaepernick’s protection. If Davis and Staley have to be separated permanently, there’s little doubt which one the 49ers will chose to ship away.

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GnoccoFritto
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BASportsGuy Kyle_McLorgBASG So I guess he’s persona non grata at Captain Torpedo’s Jamba Juice outlet

bengodfrey
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bengodfrey

Kyle_McLorgBASG damn, son. Nice work

sf_game
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BASportsGuy Kyle_McLorgBASG wow that’s some drama going on! There’s probably more too that we don’t know about.

DavidHenington
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BASportsGuy Kyle_McLorgBASG Vernon has always been a locker room issue, it was acceptable when he was really, really good. Not anymore!

animal2two
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Kyle_McLorgBASG should’ve gotten rid of davis 2 yrs ago… I bet he was one of the “disgruntled” vets that plotted against Harbaugh

LotteDah
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LotteDah

Kyle_McLorgBASG nice piece

jesse_cavazos
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jesse_cavazos

Kyle_McLorgBASG – good for Stanley. Vernon checked out last year.

sourdoughsam
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BASportsGuy Kyle_McLorgBASG I really wish they had gotten rid of Davis a couple years ago. Its clear he wants nothing to do with football

idsolecreator
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idsolecreator

Kyle_McLorgBASG kaepernick should throw him the damn ball fucking bum qb

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BASportsGuy Kyle_McLorgBASG Vernon probably see how a real QB is making Crabtree look better over in OAK..

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BASportsGuy ARJones12 Kyle_McLorgBASG I hope Vernon didn’t injure his vagina in the quarrel

jaredbelinsky
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sourdoughsam BASportsGuy Kyle_McLorgBASG his career ended when Kam chancellor knocked his head off

ARJones12
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jaredbelinsky BASportsGuy Kyle_McLorgBASG – Davis is a bum, can’t wait for them to let him go.

jesse_cavazos
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Kyle_McLorgBASG – can’t fault Staley. VD checked out last year.

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BASportsGuy Kyle_McLorgBASG Vernon is doing nothing to prove he has value. Why would he himself call out CK when been trash for 2 years?

elbirdman
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Kyle_McLorgBASG keep it up and bringing the truth out

rkg115
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BASportsGuy Kyle_McLorgBASG why is Davis even here. His heart hasn’t been in it for 2yrs staley sees it we see it

Az9er
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Kyle_McLorgBASG Staley probably called out VD for half assing it…lol

sourdoughsam
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jaredbelinsky BASportsGuy Kyle_McLorgBASG Totally agree…All he wants is his paycheck so he can open more art galleries and Jamba Juices

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jaredbelinsky sourdoughsam BASportsGuy Kyle_McLorgBASG I don’t know about that.  He did have 13 TD’s the next season

DannyOnAir
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VD is the LEAST Physical Tight End in the league. I absolutely believe he got called out on his “Knee injury” I’m surprised that he even tried to have “verbal blows” with anyone, he doesn’t seem like he wants to take any punishment of any kind.

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BASportsGuy Kyle_McLorgBASG as Singletary would say, Joe Staley wants winners

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Kyle_McLorgBASG hopefully he told Davis to man up

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Kyle_McLorgBASG Bearded49ersFan Over who sucks more?! “You suck!!!” “No you suck!!” “We both suck!!” “We suck so much cock!!”

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wfdelong

Kyle_McLorgBASG no more Jamba Juice for Staley

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BASportsGuy Kyle_McLorgBASG Staley defends his QB. cool, but he can’t *protect* him

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daphatroan

Kyle_McLorgBASG so messy.

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Kyle_McLorgBASG its like, once these guys get their big contracts and guaranteed money, they quit playing the game , not wanting to play

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idsolecreator Jesus Christ when will you stop bitching. Anyone with eyes knows Vernon fucking sucks. You know jack shit about football

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Kyle_McLorgBASG get rid of Vernon, all about the money and not getting hurt. Most athletic piece of glass ever

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idsolecreator Kyle_McLorgBASG So him can drop it as usual?

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jaredbelinsky BASportsGuy ARJones12 Kyle_McLorgBASG 
Oh that is some funny stuff.  Thanks for the laugh.

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Sayonara, Skillet Hands!!! And, don’t let the door hit you on the way outta town!!! U0001f44dU0001f3c8U0001f60e

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lonerstonerx

Coolhandluke_25 idsolecreator Kyle_McLorgBASG lol

JaSto17
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JaSto17

JaSto17 – More drama… sad sad, sorry state of my 49ers sad

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Kyle_McLorgBASG can we ship out drop-a-tron Vance macdoonald with Vernon Davis please!!!

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BASportsGuy Kyle_McLorgBASG Staley p.o. d Davis wore that shirt cause he is not a winter Davis called out Staley 4 white after labour day

Joemat
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Joemat

English please!

bayarealuv1
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Is there a petition we can get going to make Jed sell the team?

John
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John

Name your source or this kind of journalism is the same stuff that I can hear in 6th grade hallways. If you can’t name your source, then I assume they want you to post this information….

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KD4PRESIDENT 49ersHub Staley and Boone are vastly different IMO… Nice call on the Joe Show though.

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jesse_cavazos PerkDawg229 Kyle_McLorgBASG He sure did, Jesse!

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Yes Anthony Passo aka Passo’s Garage has a petition on change.org

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Ummm, you know how journalism works right? Start naming sources and we no longer have sources.
Bury your head in the sand if you’re skeptical. Doesn’t mean it’s not real.

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ibilys
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Interesting. VD hasn’t been the same since he got hit by Kam Chancellor in the 2012 game against Seattle (Week 16). Granted he had a decent season in 2013, but his physicality and boldness was missing. If you remember, he was a tough, menacing SOB in his prime. When Kap replaced Alex in 2012, I heard talk that Vernon didn’t like the way Kap delivered the ball…meaning that he often left VD exposed. Could explain why he got leveled by Kam in 2012 and why he is skiddish now.  Just like Kap doesn’t trust his receivers, it’s entirely possible VD… Read more »
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kap is gonna get traded and then flourish again. SF ruining quality.

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I can’t believe they got rid of Alex Smith. I’ve been a Niners fan since their very first televised game when I was just a kid. I have never thought about becoming a fan of any other team until they brought. Kap into the team. Can’t stand him.

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Kaep has learned a lot about class, leadership and winning from Steph Curry

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Linda McKinsey Alex Smith is not good.  I hear where you’re coming from with Kap, but the longing for Alex Smith has got to go.  He is terrible.

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