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Shane Ray: Nobody can stop me from getting a sack a game

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Linebacker Shane Ray had eight sacks while making eight starts for the Broncos last season, but he’ll be starting twice as many games this season if he’s healthy and productive.

If he does remain in the lineup the whole season, Ray is shooting to at least double his sack total as well. DeMarcus Ware’s retirement has opened a spot for Ray across from Von Miller on the first team and Ray has set a goal of

“I want to be an All-Pro player,” Ray said, via Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com. “That’s something that I aspire to every day. I feel like every big goal that I make, I’ve made smaller goals that can attain that for me. One goal that I said, I went back to how I was thinking in college. I said in college my junior year that I can average a sack a game. Nobody can honestly stop me from getting one sack a game. I look at that in the NFL and honestly I feel the same way. Nobody can block me for a whole game. One sack a game for me is equivalent to 16 games — that’s 16 sacks. That could lead the league, not to mention playoffs or any of that stuff. That’s how I break stuff down for me, and that’s what I’m going to do.”

Sixteen sacks would have led the league last year and would put Ray at or near the top of the list in 2017. Ray’s teammates and coaches have expressed their belief that he has that kind of ability and he should have ample opportunity to show it off this year.

Ray’s chances of getting to that number won’t be totally up to him, however. If the Broncos can’t score more points on offense or do a better job of stopping the run than they did last year, they may not put Ray and Miller in position to pin their ears back on obvious passing downs often enough for Ray to realize his goal.

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28 Responses to “Shane Ray: Nobody can stop me from getting a sack a game”
  1. omgspaz says: May 5, 2017 8:24 AM

    Marcus Cannon can

  2. arzcardinals says: May 5, 2017 8:54 AM

    Wanting to and actually accomplishing are two different things.

  3. chrisdmv says: May 5, 2017 8:56 AM

    So basically we expect him to have 16 or more sacks this year? I will laugh hard if he dont even get 8 sacks this year with his playing time being doubled. We shall see lol.

  4. ishallcomment says: May 5, 2017 8:56 AM

    So, when he fails to get a sack/game, it’s entirely because he doesn’t try hard enough

  5. dal1as says: May 5, 2017 8:59 AM

    Stupid for him to say this. Even if it is true. If he goes out and has 5 sacks then he is going to get ridiculed.

  6. mball13 says: May 5, 2017 9:09 AM

    Penn and KO can! If they stopped Ware, good luck kid

  7. jdzboyz says: May 5, 2017 9:26 AM

    Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick, Zack Martin…

  8. joetoronto says: May 5, 2017 9:35 AM

    What an idiot.

  9. johnniemayes says: May 5, 2017 9:37 AM

    Shane Ray certainly has the talent! This is his 3rd season after being mentored by Ware and Miller. It’s his year to shine.

  10. therealraider says: May 5, 2017 9:40 AM

    Shut up shane.

  11. tylawspick6 says: May 5, 2017 9:44 AM

    This guy is a massively overrated player. Cannot stop the run, is a small and can be thrown around like a ragdoll, and is a gimmick player.

    Stunning he was taken in the first rd.

    Anyone ever see him make a play before?

  12. tylawspick6 says: May 5, 2017 9:45 AM

    The Pats are going to attack his side of the field all day long.

    Night night Shane Ray. Night night.

  13. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: May 5, 2017 9:46 AM

    Strahan

  14. sbchamps3233 says: May 5, 2017 9:51 AM

    Hit Brady

  15. eaglesw00t says: May 5, 2017 10:00 AM

    jdzboyz says:
    May 5, 2017 9:26 AM

    Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick, Zack Martin

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    Jason Peters, Trent Williams, Ryan Clady…there are a lot of players that can stop him for a whole game.

    its great to think that in your head, but keep it there. Don’t be an imbecile and run your mouth. It gives the other players more incentive.

  16. r502 says: May 5, 2017 10:04 AM

    Judging by Ray’s grammar, he skipped English classes in ‘college’.

  17. proteus914 says: May 5, 2017 10:07 AM

    Boy…the Faders and Patsies fans that LIVE on this board must have really shallow lives. Get out of your mom’s basement boys, there’s a whole big world out there.

  18. savethebs says: May 5, 2017 10:08 AM

    Don’t see why he can’t with Von Miller on the other side. Pick your poison. I’d pick him over Miller.

  19. charliecharger says: May 5, 2017 10:12 AM

    Ray has the talent to go to the pro bowl every year. I thought he was a top five pick. Elway stole him late in the first round, just like he did with Paxton Lynch. Denver is ready to roll.

  20. maust1013 says: May 5, 2017 10:14 AM

    It’s one thing to have a goal of averaging sack a game and another to say no one can stop him from getting one. The former has me thinking ‘damn straight, aim high,’ the latter makes me think ‘mouthy moron.’

  21. bullcharger says: May 5, 2017 10:21 AM

    proteus914 says:
    May 5, 2017 10:07 AM
    Boy…the Faders and Patsies fans that LIVE on this board must have really shallow lives. Get out of your mom’s basement boys, there’s a whole big world out there.
    ——————-

    But you are on here enough to notice? Alrighty then.

  22. jimmysee says: May 5, 2017 10:41 AM

    No humble pie in this guy’s diet.

  23. walker1191 says: May 5, 2017 10:57 AM

    proteus914 says:
    May 5, 2017 10:07 AM

    Get out of your mom’s basement boys, there’s a whole big world out there.
    ————————————————————
    Good to see you yourself are experiencing this whole big world by making goofy comments on the PFT site.

  24. hawksfansince77 says: May 5, 2017 10:57 AM

    “I can get 1 sack a game, and if I play 16 games….what is that, 12 sacks?” Dude sounds like a moron.

  25. slick50kc says: May 5, 2017 2:30 PM

    He may not be a top 10 pass rusher in his own division.

    No one is afraid of Shane Ray. LOL

  26. stucats says: May 5, 2017 3:13 PM

    week 2 vs the great wall of Dallas part 2.

    BOOK IT!

  27. johnniemayes says: May 5, 2017 9:11 PM

    tylawspick6 says:
    May 5, 2017 9:44 AM

    This guy is a massively overrated player.
    Stunning he was taken in the first rd.
    Anyone ever see him make a play before?

    __________________________________________

    8 sacks last season and he didn’t even start. He played behind Ware and Miller.

  28. yourunclerico says: May 7, 2017 8:58 AM

    Yet another overreach by mr Ed
    Who traded up for this very very average player
    Roby and ray – same players- same ridiculous price paid by the genius
    Let’s face it- unless he cap cheats or let’s players like manning use hgh, mr ed can’t win anything
    Biggest fraud in football

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