I dont know why people hate on this guy. He just didnt have an interest in making football his number priority. Personally speaking, im glad he left the team, rather than having him out on the field only giving 50% effort. Consequently, hurting us in the long run. So, i thank him for having the courage to retire.
I saw and interview of him where he stated that, people around him, pushed him to play football most of his life because he had talent at an early age. And when he end up in the NFL he felt like he was just going through the motions. He also said that he had a talk with Singletary after his rookie season letting him know that his heart just wasn't in it anymore, so the niners were well aware. I think at that point the niners should have just tried to go in a different direction.
Just to think we had an opportunity to have Gore and Blunt in the backfield makes me