I don't know if this has been mentioned or not, but regarding the Branch situation, I was thinking: Why is it that a player thinks he deserves more compensation for exceeding expectations, yet you never see players giving money back when they fall very short of expectations. For example, if Branch was complete trash for the Patriots and dropped a lot of passes, didn't contribute at all to the franchise, I can pretty much GUARENTEE he wouldn't hand back some of his salary. A contract was signed and exceeding expectations should mean his value will increase when he becomes a free agent, not now, not when he still has to play out his current contract. We can all have our own opinion and you don't have to agree with me, but Branch is just like every other greedy athlete. I think he is trash and wouldn;t mind if he never played another down for the Patriots.