A.Q. Shipley

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Revisiting Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2009 Draft Class

A couple of days ago, I wrote an article about a series of grades evaluating the rookie draft classes of each NFL team following their first seasons, and I talked about the arbitrary nature of the process, in particular the signing of a letter grade for players who have yet…


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Steelers Film Room: Arizona Cardinals’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and I will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths – he’ll be focusing on the individuals while I’ll be looking at overall scheme. These reports will be broken down into two articles, one for offense and one for defense. Our reports for…


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2015 NFL Week 6: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you and congratulations on surviving seven more full rotations on this giant rock that we live on. Believe or not, the Pittsburgh Steelers will actually play a game on a Sunday this week and it’ll be against the Arizona Cardinals at Heinz Field. It seems…


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A Steelers History Of Seventh Round Success Under Kevin Colbert

Since joining the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2000, Kevin Colbert—who has since been titled general manager—has been a part of 16 drafts, involving the selection of 20 players in the seventh round, but none has sparked as much discussion as that 20th player, safety Gerod Holliman, selected…




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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Monday June 29th

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a great story on soon to be Hall of Famer, Rod Woodson. More than 400 people, including Bills head coach Dick Jauron and Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, honored Steeler defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau Saturday night at London High School in Ohio. The…


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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday June 25th

Former Steeler running back Jerome Bettis has begun a summer sports camp for asthmatic children. The camp will be on July 7th and 8th at Duquesne University and is free. NFL.com did a segment on which teams get the most bang for their buck. Not surprisingly, the Steelers rank in…


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Steelers Sign draft picks Wallace, Harris and Shipley

The Steelers signed three more draft picks on Thursday. Signed were wide receiver Mike Wallace, defensive lineman Sonny Harris and center A.Q. Shipley. All three were signed to three year contracts. Below are the contract numbers: Mike Wallace 2009 310000.00 2010 395000.00 2011 480000.00 Signing Bonus 555000.00 Sonny Harris 2009…



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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Monday June 1st

Once Dan Rooney is confirmed by the Senate as United States Ambassador to Ireland, he will reportedly step down as chairman of the Steelers. Scott Brown from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has an article about seventh round draft pick, A.Q. Shipley, and his short arms and big determination. Will really need…


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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday May 27th

The son of Steelers linebacker James Harrison has been released from hospital this morning and is doing well according to reports. Steelers backup safety Ryan Mundy has been getting plenty of work with the first-team defense at mini camp with the absence of starters Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark. Mundy…


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Steelers Day Two 2009 Draft Recap

The Steelers came into the second day of the draft with eight picks to make and I surely did not think they would finish the day with eight players picked. I thought they would package a few to move up earlier in a round. Maybe they tried and just did…



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2009 Steelers Draft Prospects Visits

Below is a running list of the draft prospects the Steelers have had in for visits before the 2009 NFL draft. Teams are allowed 30 visits not counting local area players. Name Position School A.Q. Shipley Center Penn State Scott McKillop Linebacker Pittsburgh C.J. Davis Guard Pittsburgh Mike Thomas Wide…