You know, folks kill me with the whole, "players are out to make the biggest pile of $$$". The NFL is a cut throat business and you have to get your money as often and as much as possible because at the end of your career, you get less than the crumbs. The big money contracts are hollow and a smoke screen. Look at the number of times Steve McNair has had to restructure his deal, nearly every year since he was signed. In the end, he'll be lucky to get half the value of his original signing deal. Yeah, yeah, people sputter, but they make an obscene amount of money. Well, that's the nature of the profession. If you work in a hospital the jobs go from nurse tech to physician. At the bottom of the pay scale are the nurse techs and Dr.'s are at the top. Everyone on that pay scale chain wants their fair market value based on the going rate and where they fit in on the scale. If you've been working at a hospital for several years and you really love the people you work with, you may say you want to retire from that hospital. However, across town there's a hospital who got a huge grant and are able to offer much higher salaries. You get a nice offer from the new hospital to make more money. It doesn't make you a bad person to accept the offer where you make more money. Same goes for football players. They are simply out to make the most in regards to the fair market value.