I take the situation very much like the Anthony Dixon situation from a year ago with Hunter coming into the team. Hunter got playing time over Dixon. And Dixon started to complained and all together not happy with the situation. Harbaugh essentially said don't curr. You deal with it. Be a team player and make yourself ready when called on. Towards the end of last year Dixon was very suspect his performance. But he turned it around in the off season and preseason performance, enough to be kept in the active roster.
I think Jacobs is down the same road with Harbaugh. HarRo doesn't need Jacobs just yet -- though I've always believed Jacobs won't be used until after the bye considering the injury and the teams improved 3rd & short conversion lately without Jacobs so far. Once again it seems Harbaugh said don't curr, be a team player, get yourself ready in the meantime. And this is where I think we are at. Jacob regulated to a back up role because FO was prepared for a repeat of 2011 when Frank was having injury issues late in the last half of the season, and maybe the same in 2012. Lets hope for the best for Frank and the all the RB.
As to the possible leak... Jacobs would have to get the list of plays that the coaches would run against the Giants on certain downs and distance and game situation to be affective. I'm not sure if he gets to see that. It's the lamented sheet that Harbaugh holds during the game. I would think the players practiced the plays but only the coaches knows what plays they will grouped and called during certain situations. Color coded.
[ Edited by qnnhan7 on Nov 7, 2012 at 6:12 AM ]