Are Colts and Patriots playing with fire?

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s contract are set to expire after the 2010 season, but both teams are content to wait until the collective bargaining agreement is settled.

That has got me wondering if they are playing with fire.

Both teams are planning to use the franchise tag in 2010 or whenever play resumes.

The problem is there might not be a franchise tag still in after 2010.

Also, franchise quarterbacks are hard to come by and due to this franchise qb’s hold a lot of power in a organization.

That means if they piss of Manning and Brady too much both could request a trade or play out the two franchsie tags a team is allowed, and then walk away a free agent.

In the end, the best thing for the Colts and Patriots is to just get something done now.

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