... just a gut feeling and reading stuff like this. Here it is from the horse's mouth: Kraft also touched on his feelings on first-round draft picks, saying: "The first five to eight picks are noneconomical. The sweet spot is mid to late first round, where you get players and the pay is market-friendly. We wanted to keep Adam [Vinatieri] and Deion [Branch]. But if you make bad decisions, you canβt bury your errors. You have to balance that with a sense of loyalty to your players and your emotions.β http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/ That is their philosophy in a nutshell. If Samuel wants too much then he'll step over the "sense of loyalty to your players and your emotions" line and he won't be back. I just don't feel good about his return. I hope I'm wrong, big time, but Samuel is saying stuff like Deion did.