A.Q. Shipley: Last year was trying for me

After a difficult, puzzling 2014 in Indianapolis, the fun has returned to football for Arizona Cardinals center A.Q. Shipley.  Last season, a Week 4 demotion from the starting lineup took much of the joy out of the game for the former Colt. "Last year was trying for me," Shipley said, according to ESPN. "I mean, it really was." Shipley, who had spent time with the Colts previously...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Analysts say the Arizona Cardinals offensive line is dramatically improved

The Arizona Cardinals have one of the deepest rosters in the NFL, but a sore point in recent years has been the offensive line. For example, last season Pro Football Focus rated Arizona -39.3 in pass protection, ranking them 23rd overall. Run blocking was even worse (-42.4 for 29th in the league.) Now there’s good news though, thanks to some free agent additions and a high draft...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Examining Cardinals O-Line in May

The Arizona Cardinals shocked many when they went offensive line in the first round of the draft. The team selected athletically gifted D.J. Humphries, who many experts feel could be the best offensive lineman coming out of the 2015 draft.Ever since the Steve Keim era began in the front office, the Cardinals have been all about upgrading the offensive line, and suddenly it looks...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Examining Cardinals O-Line in April

With the draft coming up, will the Cardinals draft a lineman considering the depth on the roster?Steve Keim has never been afraid to bring competition into the roster, and with so many offensive lineman fighting for two interior spots, it will be interesting to see the moves the Cardinals make after adding two offensive lineman in free agency.The Cardinals are also looking to improve...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Examining Cardinals O-Line in March

With the Cardinals making moves in free agency, comes the first edition of examining the Cardinals.The Cardinals have upgraded the offensive line in free agency, adding some big pieces. The team upgraded an interior line that was poor at pass blocking and run blocking in 2014.The Cardinals are looking to upgrade their running game, and getting guys that can block is a must.Let...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign former Colts Redding and Shipley

The Arizona Cardinals added depth on both sides of the line this afternoon by adding former Colts’ players, Cory Redding and A.Q. Shipley.Redding is a savvy veteran defensive end that has spent 12 seasons in the NFL with 5 different teams after being originally drafted by the Lions in the 3rd round of the 2003 draft.The Cardinals and Redding agreed to a 2 year contract that is...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Sign C A.Q. Shipley

According to Aaron Wilson, the Cardinals have signed former Colts C A.Q. Shipley. Cardinals sign A.Q. Shipley — Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 11, 2015 Shipley was with now Cardinals Head Coach Bruce Arians when he was the interim coach in Indianapolis in 2012. Shipley was initially drafted by the Steelers in the seventh-round of the ...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Rumors: Cardinals linked to O-line help

One of the things the Cardinals have to improve in free agency and the draft is the play of the interior line.While teams can’t sign free agents until Tuesday, they can now negotiate with the agents of players.Two guys the Cardinals have been linked to are Oakland Raiders center/guard Stefen Wisniewski and Colts center A.Q. Shipley.Local Phoenix radio host Mike Jurecki was the...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Colts, Eagles, Jets, Packers, & Redskins

Colts The Colts do not plan to tender restricted free agent C A.Q. Shipley, according to Mike Wells. Eagles Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk mentions that NFL teams can trade draft picks from 2015, 2016, and 2017 before the start of the draft. However, once the draft has officially started, teams can trade any picks from 2015, ...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Nothing new on contract talks between Colts and Andrew Luck

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is entering the final year of his rookie contract and may end up becoming the NFL’s highest paid player this offseason but currently there is nothing to report in regards to an extension. In his third season as the Colts quarterback, Luck led the NFL with 40 touchdown passes and threw for a total of 4,761 yards. Side note on Luck, I'm convinced based...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The 2014 All-AFC South Team

The Pro Football Spot AFC South Team Managers, Caleb Colmenero (Houston Texans), Jake Arthur (Indianapolis Colts), Matt Danely (Jacksonville Jaguars) and Kenneth Goit (Tennessee Titans), came together to decide on some divisional awards for the players’ performance this season. Up first is the 2014 All-AFC South Team, and tomorrow will be the 2014 AFC South Postseason Awards.The...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Send Hugh Thornton to IR, Sign RB Michael Hill

Hugh Thornton, battling a sprained MCL in his right knee since November along with a shoulder injury, has been sent to the Injured Reserve heading into the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Interestingly, instead of adding an offensive lineman, the Colts brought running back Michael Hill in from the Washington practice squad (He spent time on the Indy P.S. in November as well). The...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Wayne hurts groin, Shipley carted off sideline

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne hurt a groin muscle at the end of an 80-yard catch, and he had company Sunday as injuries piled up for Indianapolis. Center A.Q. Shipley was carted off the sideline after hurting an ankle late in the second quarter, and his return is questionable. Safety Sergio Brown also is questionable after hurting a hand. Wayne stayed on...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans' Andre Johnson inactive against Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andre Johnson's chase for reception No. 1,000 has been put on hold because he is inactive for Sunday's game at Indianapolis. DeVier Posey will start in place of Johnson, who has 996 career catches. Johnson is out with a concussion. Houston (7-6) also has deactivated tight end Garrett Graham, linebacker Whitney Mercilus, offensive lineman Xavier Su'a-Filo, quarterback...
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Five reasons the Indianapolis Colts will clinch the AFC South title this Sunday

All the Indianapolis Colts need to do to clinch their second straight AFC South title this Sunday is a win over the Houston Texans on Sunday. Actually, they do not even need to win. A tie this weekend or a week 17 win over the Tennessee Titans would secure the division for the Colts, but the easiest route will be beating the Texans at home this Sunday. A place in which the Texans...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Week 14 vs. Browns

Writer’s note: Due to server issues/media upload problems, this week’s piece had to be posted on Colts Authority, rather than sister site and film review depot Colts Academy. This post won’t include the usual graphics and won’t be quite as image- and GIF-heavy as the Colts Academy posts (though I still worked in a fair number). If you’d like to see definitions of any terminology...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts issues moving forward with the hog mollies

The Colts had not allowed more than three sacks all season, but by the end of the first half in Sunday’s win over Jacksonville they had given up five. Yes, Gosder Cherilus was out, but his play this season was average at best. The Colts entered 2014 as a team set for a Super Bowl run with a potent offense, and a defense that made enough off-season acquisitions that they could slow...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts get their 11th straight division win, improve to 7-4 on the year

It was not pretty. At the end of the first half the Colts were up 6-3 over the lowely Jaguars. Andrew Luck had lost two fumbles and was sacked 5 times in the first half. The second half was a different story. The Colts rattled off 17 straight points to win 23-3, and improved to 7-4 on the season, giving them a 2 and half game lead in the AFC South after the Texans lost this afternoon...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Look to Return to Form Against Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars come into Sunday’s matchup hoping to knock off the AFC South leading Indianapolis Colts in their second meeting of the year. The Jaguars are coming in off of a 31 – 17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in London in week 10, but have had the luxury of having two full weeks to prepare for the Colts having a week 11 bye.The Colts will be hoping to rebound in a...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Pat McAfee’s punchable face; 5 keys to a Colts win; and much more

The Indianapolis Colts will try to bounce back from a poor outing last week against the Steelers and try to manhandle the Giants on Monday night. In the meantime catch up on all the biggest news from the past week in Colts country. Behind Enemy Lines: CLICK HERE 5 Keys to a Colts win. CLICK HERE Matt Overton sums up the Colts loss perfectly. CLICK HERE Pat McAfee has that punchable...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts lineman A.Q. Shipley tweets crazy picture

A.Q. Shipley might have sleep apnea, and he sent out a picture late last night saying that he was undergoing tests. Having a sleep study done tonight to see if i have sleep apnea..hope this pic doest scare you! pic.twitter.com/kNATRT53hN — AQ Shipley (@aqshipley) October 28, 2014   According to the Mayo Clinic, sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts hold off the Houston Texans to take sole possession of the AFC South

The Indianapolis Colts jumped out to a 24-0 lead tonight in the first quarter(including an onside kick), but a surge from J.J. Watt and the Texans made it a close game at the end. For the first time since 1958 the Colts scored 24 point in the first quarter, and T.Y. Hilton came within one yard(223)of tying the Colts all-time receiving yards record held by Raymond Berry. The Colts...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Hold As Favorites Over Texans On ‘Thursday Night Football’

The Houston Texans host the Indianapolis Colts on “Thursday Night Football,” kicking off at 8:25 p.m. ET. The Colts opened as a 2-point favorite, and that line has increased to as much as 3.5 points at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The total is set at 46.5 points. Indianapolis has dominated this series straight up, going 20-4 over the last 12 years. In the last eight...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts center Shipley familiar with Ravens linemen

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts have the top-ranked offense in the NFL, but they're far from having it all figured out. The Colts offensive line is still without an identity, and that doesn't bode well for quarterback Andrew Luck, who leads the NFL in yards passing (1,305) and touchdown passes (13). During a fun back-and-forth with Baltimore coach and former colleague John...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Five NFL players whose stock is on the rise

The 2014 NFL season is still young, but heading into the fourth week of action, there are a number of players outperforming early expectations. Let’s take a look at five players with rapidly-rising stocks. Kyle Fuller, CB, Chicago Bears The first-round draft pick is living up to the billing. The rookie already has three interceptions—which leads the league—and forced two...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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