With all of the Asante threads that have been started/merged and new ones that pop up, I keep reading alot of posters say we shouldn't "overpay". What constitutes overpaying ? Top 5 money top 10 money ? With the salary cap having gone up alot over this past year the value of players have increased. There is more money available. With that being said, if the Pats view their total payroll at $105 million and the cap is 115 or higher do they risk being viewed as cheap or do they risk alienating the season ticket holders.