I can't understand why the Pats wouldn't pay Branch $40 mil. last year but will pay Welker $35 mil. this year Especially since we came 1 Caldwell drop/1 first down away from winning another Super Bowl. Either we should have paid Branch last year (for another ring it's worth anything we would have paid him) or We're overpaying Welker this year. I don't see how the Pats could be right about both moves.