This article embodies everything Gore stands for. He's a selfless player who is completely committed to his craft. Those are hard to find in the NFL these days. Despite the Niners dicking around and fumbling to a piss poor record every year, he still wants to end his career here and thanks them for drafting him to this day. He also mentions the fans as a reason for wanting to stay here, that's always great to hear too.
Willis make take the cake for the 49ers "best" player in the eyes of NFL observers, but this guy will always be the leader and soul of this team; the one remembered as a huge bright spot during a pitch black era.