“I Just Try And Not Get Yelled At”

November 19th, 2020


Even a guy with 111 NFL games under his belt is humbled and knows his place around Tom Brady.

This was quite evident this week when veteran Buccaneers center A.Q. Shipley, a seventh-rounder in the 2009 draft, spoke to The Pat McAfee Show on national radio about working with The Goat.

“I mean I just try and not get yelled at,” Shipley said. ‘I got the one wrath of him [Sunday]. That was completely my fault. Completely my fault. [I] probably should snap the ball whenever the cadence is on 1. Probably a good idea.”

Shipley was referring to a false start called on Brady against Carolina on Sunday. Brady expected a snap that never came.

And yes, Shipley is in full compliance with Brady’s strict towels-up-the-center’s-ass guidelines.

“In terms of the towels, I switched it out at halftime. I stayed dry. I didn’t get yelled at for that,” Shipley reported.

Shipley may not play again this season if Ali Marpet returns Monday night against the Rams and Ryan Jensen shifts back to his normal role at center. But it’s great to know the Bucs have a competent backup center and one that is Brady-tested and approved.

Shipley noted that he was very worried about his fitness in his first start of the season and said the cool Carolina weather really saved him. And as for that 98-yard Ronald Jones touchdown run, Shipley said once RoJo broke 10 yards he was walking back to the sideline to rest. No way he was sprinting after RoJo like Ryan Jensen did.

13 Responses to ““I Just Try And Not Get Yelled At””

  1. ModHairKen Says:

    How many guys can say they sprung a 98 yard or longer run?

  2. Roy T. Buford Says:

    It should be about 70 degrees and partly cloudy at gametime Monday night for Shipley. If he’s the starting center again, that should do it for him. But sure would like to see Marpet back. It’s great to have depth though.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m quite sure this guy is good to have around in the locker room and in practice and on the field….a real pro.

  4. mark2001 Says:

    Man..I remember Tony Dorsett breaking one like that about 50 years ago. It was a thing of beauty. Of course, TD had almost Olympic speed, so it wasn’t quite the nail biter that Jones had. But still, the Ronald Jones run was a thing of beauty as well.

  5. Rico 210 Says:

    I love it. LFG!!!
    Go Bucs

  6. Bradinator Says:

    Kinda sounds like me at home. I just try not to get yelled at too!

  7. Cannon Says:


    Same here, especially the towels part.

  8. 813bucboi Says:


    lol..i hear ya…

    GO BUCS!!!!

  9. Bill_T Says:

    If you review game tape, you can see Jensen sprinting down the field on passing plays, looking for one more opportunity to lay a hit on somebody. Sweet.

  10. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    ” TD had almost Olympic speed, so it wasn’t quite the nail biter that Jones”

    I read that Rojo actually was clocked at 21.3 MPH. Last year the fastest time recorded was Leonard Fornette at 21.0 MPH.

    I heard #13 bragging about being clocked at 20MPH.

  11. TOM Says:

    With the bye week coming up I would rest Marpet & go with Jensen & Shipley.

  12. Coburn Says:

    Yeah read his lips after that and looked a lot like f you… Lol

  13. Cj massie Says:

    DK Metcalf hit 23mph catching budda Baker. So no.