The player wanted to stay even in the face of a disappointing pay cut. It didn't happen due mainly to the agent screwing up. One still wonders whether the team couldn't somehow have handled things differently so as to avert the problems caused primarily by the agent. The details are all different in the two cases, of course. (I'd even doubt whether Dumervil's agent REALLY screwed up, had Dumervil not promptly fired him.) Still, at a high level it feels as if the two situations were similar.