Not trying to insult you but the NFL don't revolve around Philly.
What I was talking about is the viewership across the whole country. That is what controls the sponsors and how they decide how much to pay the NFL. If they are not getting the results from them buying time during NFL games then they will stop spending as much. Like it or not that is what makes the NFL run.
There are less people watching NFL games every week. Even the super bowl had less people watching it and that number has been going down for the last 3 or 4 years.
Regardless of the final number, the Colts will not let Leonard get on the open market. He's uber talented, the spiritual leader of the D, and, along with Q, the most important player on the team. Whatever he finally costs, he'll be worth it. Trust me, Ballard has already factored all of this into the cap equation.
Regardless of how much CAP space the Colts may have, Ballard will continue to operate status quo. He won't spend frivolously simply because we have the cash on hand but, he'll spend cautiously in Free Agency and continue building through the draft. I'm good with that. I do see him looking at the pass rush and receiver positions in FA. LT is deep in the draft and we should find a quality player with one of our first two picks that hopefully will be able to step in beside of Q and keep our line playing at a high level. AC was a blessing for 10 years, now we just trust Ballard finds the next one.