I don't believe this mentality is present in the locker room. When Pete and John pay to bring someone in, they have to fight to play. Flynn is the perfect example, they obviously thought he would win the competition but when Wilson won it, they had to stay true to the "I'm In" always compete mantra. Now, bringing in another player means the players here already have to perform and beat them out to play, contracts are a separate issue and when their contracts are up, they will get paid. Clemons, Bryant, Mebane, Lynch, and Unger(Awesome, got the extention before the pro-bowl year) got paid. Players know that Seattle isn't going to low ball our top performers so Thomas and Sherman don't have anything to worry about, they'll get paid by keeping it up. I don't think the chemistry will be effected since this issue is part of Pete's philosophy and mantra.
What if Revis comes in and kicks ass? That would set us up for a solid season in the secondary with the outside shut down, offenses play book is down to a lot less plays and only have to worry about the underneath/middle.
Still thinking that this trade for Revis business is an effort to get a team like San Fran to pay up a crap ton of picks and players to get Revis, setting up the Jets with Idzik and ripping off the niners.
NFL, all your Owlz are belong to us!