As we got caught up in the Asante sign or holdout (I know it's not-don't go there) a lot of people thought we caved by giving some assurance about not retagging him next year. Don't we get what we want without giving up much? 1. Happy player allowed to save face. 2. We wanted to bump him up 20%? Could it be more, depending on CB salaries next year? (that's a question, I don't know). 3. If we do want to sign long term, we have a good relationship. He might not be the flavor of the month next year. 4. I think we benefit by being seen as tough and fair in negotiations. I don't think being seen as unyielding and trying to "beat" every player in negotiations even when it doesn't matter helps us. I think we're regarded as smart rather than mean and nasty and that's got to help us. Thoughts?