The Patriots are hesitant to committ big $$$ to him for the same reason his deal last year had a Patriots "eject" button. They are concerned he will go AWOL mentally if things go bad. Now I know you are going to say he is reformed, but how hard is it to act reformed when your a part of the 2007 Patriots (accomplishments of which you are aware of...18-1, perfect reg-season, records, etc)? Say we have a bad stretch of games and he decides to go Mr Hyde on us...lets see...$15+ million guaranteed...VERY PAINFUL to cut at that point (which BB would want to be able to do). My guess is the Patriots want a deal that is going to allow an "out" in case of emergency. The Moss camp is all about guarantees. Thus the impass.