I have enough faith the business savvy of the Krafts to NOT franchise Vince Wilfork. The guy has played brilliantly and deserves to get paid.
If the Patriots decide to franchise Wilfork for "business" reasons, then I think the whole team goes in the tank. Plain and simple. Because that message will resonate throughout the locker room, which is, you can bust your butt for the team and there is no guarantee that you will be compensated.
When I hear talk of franchising Vince it drives me crazy. Pay the man for him and for the sake of the team.