Make no mistake Womens Ryan Grant Jersey , going into week 7, g to Football Outsider’s DVOA, they ranked 32nd in passing, 27th in rushing and combined for the 32nd overall worst defense. In terms of total yards and yards per play they were 31st and 32nd respectively. In points per drive and drive success rate they were also 31st and 32nd respectively. By just about any measure, the Bills offense was bad.On Sunday, The Colts defense continued the trend. Across the board, Indy made a bad offense look worse.While a DSR of 57.7% is really bad, it is actually about Buffalo’s season average.So yeah, the Colts defense shut them down, but so has every other defense that faced them.That’s not to take anything away from the defense: they could have played poorly, but they didn’t. TEAM TOTALSHolding the Bills to 5 points Womens Denico Autry Jersey , earns the Colts defense a #1 spot in points per drive for the week and 4th place in DSR against.Five turnovers led the league.Third down conversions was the 4th best defensive mark driven by a 7.6 avg yards to gain.No first downs on penalties were given up. There isn’t much to analyze here as everything looks great. PASSINGI actually can’t believe that a team put up a worse ANY/A than the Bills 1.0, but Arizona did and so the Colt’s passing defense only ranks 2nd for the week. Buffalo’s 6.7 average depth of target was actually significantly farther than Andrew Luck’s 4.9, but the Colts D shut down yards after the catch to a league best 2.6 yards. That kept Buffalo’s passing game to only 5.6 yards per attempt and it is very difficult to move the ball with that kind of a passing game. RUSHINGThe defensive effort against the run game was a little more iffy.It wasn’t terrible, but the Bills managed to beat their season averages in most run metrics. Giving up 4 explosive rushes for 89 yards isn’t good, but outside of those runs the Bills put up about 2.5 YPC without much success. CONCLUSIONSAt a game level, this is one of the most dominant defensive performances of the season by any team. But it’s hard to get excited about it because it came against arguably the worst offense in the league. Still, good defenses are supposed to beat up bad offenses and that happened here. SEASON TOTALS (per game)Frank Reich: Draft picks, like everyone else, have to “earn it” to make 53-man roster Over the course of the past two seasons with Chris Ballard at the helm, the fan base has had to take notice of an approach that may take a couple years to get the team back in the mix for contention. He’s told us multiple times that he wants to put the majority of the team-building process into the draft, but hasn’t dismissed using free agency if the player can be “absorbed” into the roster.As with any team Womens Kenny Moore Jersey , I suspect, a few question marks from Ballard’s first two drafts have risen to the surface in particular. Tarell Basham was supposed to be much more comfortable in the 4-man front of the Tampa-2 style scheme of this year’s defense, but hasn’t given much of an indication that he’s really all that impactful up to this point.Last year, Zach Banner — a fourth-round selection — was waived and Ballard never looked back despite him being available a handful of times after subsequently being waived by a couple other teams. We’re seeing some issues with Nyheim Hines already, though it’s admittedly far too early to make any real decisions on his long-term viability, the questions are still there.In short, what we’re seeing is that regardless of their status, where they were drafted, Ballard isn’t scared to admit a ‘mistake’ and move on from a player if he doesn’t make the team better. This isn’t something we noticed from the previous regime and whether or not you might think it’s rash to cut a player before you get a full season of play to form a more conclusive opinion of them, cutting bait when it isn’t going to work is a great quality from a GM who was responsible for drafting that talent.Frank Reich seems to feel the same in this approach, and basically said as much yesterday during his media availability.Personally Authentic Joe Haeg Jersey , I love this. This is a clear warning to the young guys and free agents on the roster that if you come in and feel you’re going to be given a spot simply because we drafted you, that you’re sadly mistaken. But, it’s also a message being sent loud and clear to those who have just been signed that if you work for it, and deserve it, you’re going to make this team.Chris Ballard has told us that “the locker room is watching” and that they know which of the guys in that locker room are working hard and which are not. They know who is making a difference, and who is simply dead weight. Ballard will not allow this locker room to become a resentful place to be. No team politics. If you earn it, you’ll get it. I can’t imagine a better message to send to all 90 players currently rostered when creating the right culture and a successful team is priority one.