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OverviewOn October 21 Youth Anthony Walker Jersey , 2018 the Indianapolis Colts will host the Buffalo Bills In this week seven match-up I sought to understand our opponent and get a better idea of how they may attack our new look offense.The 2017 Bills went to the playoffs for the first time since the Clinton administration. They went 9-7 in what was their fifth winning season in the past two decades. The last time these two teams played it be came an all time favorite game for me. Both teams battled through what looked like a foot of snow to try to play football at its highest level. The Bills came out on top in a close, fun to watch game but this year the game will be played indoors so hopefully there will be a different result.Let’s figure out what we can expect in week seven.Kicker:Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty ImagesSteven Hauschka is a career 87% field goal kicker. He isn’t on anyone’s list to go to the hall of fame but he’s been a consistently good kicker for a long time in the NFL. He started his career as poorly as possible in Baltimore but really turned it around once he arrived in Seattle. If this game comes down to a battle of field goals, I have no doubt I will be worried about Hauschka. He is more than good enough to trot out for a game winner, hopefully it doesn’t come to that. Punter:Photo by Rob Carr/Getty ImagesLast season the Bills employed a one Mr. Colton Schmidt for their punting duties. In my report on the Bills special teams last season I called Schmidt a good but not great punter and in what was a surreal moment for me, Mr. Schmidt’s agent took exception to my description of him and sent me an email explaining why his client was better than I was giving him credit for. This season Colton Schmidt is unemployed and the Bills have brought in Corey Bojorquez. In Schmidt’s (and his agent’s) defense, his net yards per punt average was nearly a yard higher in 2017 than the rookie’s has been so far this year. So I guess you could say Bojorquez is also a good but not great punter.Returner:Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesRay-Ray McCloud is the name you need to know in the return game. I say that not because he’s their best returner nor has he returned the most kicks for the Bills this season. I say that because he’s the only healthy returner on the team and I have no idea if Marcus Murphy or Taiwan Jones will be able to play in this one. McCloud is averaging 5 yards per punt return and has 18 yards on his lone kick return this season. McCloud hasn’t shown enough to be concerned at this point.Final Thoughts for The Week:The Bills have an impressive defense and a very unimpressive offense but that could change. The Bills have announced Derek Anderson will be their starting quarterback on Sunday. Normally I would be confident in the Colts chances against a team starting a guy at quarterback they signed off the street a week ago, but for some reason I think Anderson could come out and play well. Forcing the new guy to make mistakes will go a long way to securing the win. If the Colts can get off the field on any of the dozens of 3rd down’s they create, they should have a very good chances in this one. PredictionColts 24Bills 17Draft WatchIt is with absolutely no joy I am bringing back my Draft Watch segment. Draft Watch is the silver lining to a bad season and that’s exactly what our Colts are in the middle of. Even if the team gets hot Womens Nate Hairston Jersey , even if everyone is suddenly healthy, even if they rattle off 3-4 wins in a row, realistically I don’t see any way the Colts will have a first round draft pick past 15th overall in the 2019 NFL draft.As of right now the Colts have a one and five record we’ll take a look at the other 4 teams and how they may do in their week seven games:New York Giants- The Giants will be playing a 2-4 Falcons team on Monday Night Football. I do expect the Giants to fall to 1-6 on the season after this game. San Francisco 49ers- The 49ers will take on the 6-0 Rams. I don’t believe this game will end up being much of a contest. The 9ers will drop to 1-6. Arizona Cardinals- The Cards will host the Denver Broncos tonight on Thursday Night Football. The Cardinals haven’t been good and Von Miller seems to think the Broncos are going to win but the Cardinals do have the home field on a Thursday night game. This could go either way but I expect that the Cardinals will get a win and go to 2-5 on the season. Oakland Raiders- The Raiders are on a bye this week so they can’t possibly lose on Sunday. Gruden’s best week since returning to coaching.If all of the above happens the way I expect it to (with a Colts win) it looks like the Colts will be drafting somewhere between 4 and 6 after this weekend. If you’re interested in seeing a little more about the current 2019 NFL draft order you should check out Tankathon. An off-the-air racial slur prompted the immediate retirement of longtime Indianapolis Colts radio voice Bob Lamey last weekend, team officials and Lamey's attorney confirmed Wednesday.Local attorney James Voyles issued a statement acknowledging the 80-year-old Lamey used "inappropriate" language during a conversation with a friend at a local radio station and apologized immediately."Bob does want to acknowledge that while repeating a story while off-the-air last week to a friend at a local radio station, he used an inappropriate word that had been used in the story," Voyles' statement read. "Bob immediately apologized to the people involved for the comment and would hope that this error in judgment would not tarnish his long-held reputation in the sports community where he has been known as an accurate and passionate reporter."A report on a local television's station website, WTHR, claimed an employee at Emmis Communications heard the comment and reported it to the radio station's human resources department , which then contacted the Colts.It's not the first time Lamey's words have caused controversy. But what happened last week the Colts found intolerable. The announcement of Lamey's retirement after 31 years with the Colts came Sunday.He was replaced on Monday night's radio broadcast by Matt Taylor.Initially, the Colts attempted to paint his departure as the celebration of a Hall of Fame broadcasting career that spanned five decades. But after word leaked about the conversation and Voyles issued his public statement Wednesday morning, the Colts immediately took a different tack."In regards to Bob Lamey ... first and foremost, the Colts deplore and do not tolerate the use of any racial slur — in any context," Colts chief operating officer Pete Ward wrote in an email. "Bob has had a long and storied history in our community, but he made a serious mistake. The Colts are deeply disappointed the incident took place and offer our sincerest regrets to all who were impacted by Bob's lapse in judgment."Ward went on to say that the Colts only decided to comment after Lamey made his account.Previously, there had been praise for Lamey as his retirement was announced on the weekend."Bob Lamey is a legend and icon," Colts owner Jim Irsay said in Sunday's release. "(His) name is synonymous with Indianapolis Colts football."Former players weighed in , too, as Lamey said simply "it's time" to retire.Players such as former punter Pat McAfee and right tackle Ryan Diem immediately weighed in on Twitter to praise Lamey. Reggie Wayne, the Colts' second-leading receiver all-time, told local news station Fox 59 that Lamey was "the absolute best."Lamey's previous outbursts included use of an expletive during a broadcast at the end of a Colts loss to the San Diego Chargers in September 2016. The next day he apologized to fans on the air and asked for their forgiveness.He came close to uttering the same word during Indy's come-from-behind win over New England in the 2006 AFC championship game after running back Dominic Rhodes lost the ball near the goal line."He fumbled the freakin' football," Lamey said before realizing teammate Jeff Saturday recovered it in the end zone for a touchdown.There was another off-the-air outburst in December 2010 when Peyton Manning threw four interceptions in a loss to Dallas. Lamey privately questioned whether the NFL had "figured out" Manning and contemplated whether he should be benched in favor of backup Curtis Painter.But his most recent comments were too much for the Colts."Bob publicly acknowledged that last week he repeated an inappropriate word when telling a story," Ward wrote. "He immediately apologized to the people who heard him use the word, and then promptly retired as the Colts play-by-play announcer."Lamey served in that capacity for 31 seasons, from 1984-91 and again from 1995-2017 and was a fixture on local airwaves since the mid-1970s.He broadcast games for the city's hockey team , the WHA's Racers, from 1974-77 — finishing those duties just before Wayne Gretzky joined the team. He served as the play-by-play man for the Indiana Pacers from 1977-84, and he also was part of the Indianapolis 500's radio broadcast team for years.For 23 years, Lamey served as the sports director for WIBC radio, and in 2008, Lamey was inducted into the Indiana Sports Broadcasters and Writers Hall of Fame in 2008.Taylor, who has done sideline and studio work for the team, had taken over as the Colts' play-by-play voice on the preseason broadcasts. Greg Rakestraw , another local radio announcer, will replace Taylor in the television booth.

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