We've all heard the rumours and stuff about the DCE v Stewart bros and to be honest i never really believed or thought too much into it. Last night while i was watching NRL on Fox i heard Kent talking about the whole Gift situation talking about how the whole senior playing group have taken pay cuts over the years just to keep each other together and blah blah blah, he also talked about the first signs of 'cracks' within the playing group now that Gift has been forced out. It got me thinking and wondering weather or not this actually may be the case, no doubt the senior playing group would be dirty that Gift has signed with Souths and i dont think they can justify being dirty at the club or Dave Perry for this as it wasnt that they didnt want to keep him they simply couldnt and i guess it may be the case they become dirty at other influences... possibly DCE. Now you cant be dirty on DCE for trying to earn as much as he can while he can as you never know when the bubble may burst or **** happens (i.e Alex Mckinnon) but just remember we dont have a 'big 3' we have a big team and DCE success is just as much due to the 12 other blokes around him on the field as it is his skills and talent. I would hope moving forward Cherry would help instill the culture of taking paycuts and making sacrifices and all the rest of that stuff into youngsters of the future at the club. These 'cold as ice' comments make me feel a lil uncomfortable. In saying that DCE still has a year or two left on his current deal and may not be in negotiations for a new deal yet so it might be a case of the club banking on having to upgrade his pay packet and wanting to keep some space in the cap for this before the time even comes so we can keep him. If thats the case well you cant really blame him can ya? My point here is i hope there isnt 'first signs of cracks' between the senior playing group and DCE over this whole Gift situation because the bond these blokes share are a massive contribution and relfect the success of the club over the past decade. Am i maybe thinking too much into this?!