No complaints about MacMullen, she's one of the best and is just doing her job and getting the scoop, but I can't believe Samuel is talking about this to the media the day before the playoffs. www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/articles/2007/01/07/payment_due The other unbelievable part is his clueless friend, Benny Sapp playing for Hermie Edwards (every player's best buddy who pays top dollar for our FA's, but turns in pathetic performances every year - all ya have to do is watch last night's game for the most recent example). _________ "It would be a shame if he has to leave. Asante has fallen in love with the place. I know he'd rather stay, but he also knows it's business. They make that pretty clear up there. They just don't pay their players like other teams. "My question is, why wouldn't you pay a guy who has been consistent every year? This is his fourth season and he keeps getting better and better. "I don't know what's going on with the Patriots, but let me tell you this: Forget all that talk about the 'system.' The system doesn't make the player; the player makes the system. That's not why he's picked off all those balls." ________ Yeah, Benny, there's a problem with the NE system.......Herman Edwards, however is on the right track - - too funny.