Shane Ray found late notice he’d be inactive “disrespectful”

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The Broncos made linebacker Shane Ray and safety Su'a Cravens healthy scratches for their game against the Browns on Saturday night and neither player was thrilled by the development.

Ray said, via Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post, that he found it “disrespectful” to learn late in the week that he would be on the inactive list. Cravens said that he disagreed with head coach Vance Joseph’s explanation that the team was going with its best players.

Ray, a 2015 first-round pick, has come off the bench in 11 games for the Broncos this year. He has 10 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in what seems likely to be his final year in Denver as he’s out of contract once the year is up.

Cravens joined Denver in a trade with Washington and spent two months on injured reserve with a knee problem. The 2016 second-round pick has 18 tackles in five appearances.

40 responses to “Shane Ray found late notice he’d be inactive “disrespectful”

  1. I love how these guys gripe about being disrespected while they make hundreds of thousands of not millions to sit at home. I wish someone would disrespect me so bad.

    Here’s a thought… if you don’t want to be “disrespected” try not sucking at your job.

  2. How can any true fan of the NFL think that VJ has a clue as to personall or much else. It must kill Bronco fans that one of their own is Coaching the Chargers and doing a great job

  3. The writing was pretty much on the wall when they decided not a pick up his option year. Did he actually think they were going to play him over someone they want to develop and evaluate for next season?

  4. stoptrippn says:
    December 17, 2018 at 5:14 pm
    Cravens is awful. How did he make the team.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I seem to remember a BUNCH of fans saying he lacked the heart to play or do his best. Seems like they were right. The difference here is he is being told he can’t play rather than him saying he does not want to play again.

  5. Don’t miss the point…he will be a FA at season’s end. Being inactive means he cannot show potential employers what he can provide (although he’s had 4 years)! He has been a bust in Denver. Elway pick…to go along with his 3 QB choices.

  6. Don’t be shocked if Elway is shown the door along with Joseph. There’s a lot of talent on that team that is underperforming. Denver fans won’t put up with mediocrity for long. They never have and they shouldn’t.

  7. The fact he feels disrespected is grounds to send him packing. I don’t know what it is about males in that community who think they are owed respect instead of earning it, but I’m so over it. Fire him. Anyone who thinks they have been disrespected would have no place on my team. I want team players who bust their butts to give me reasons to start them. If I can’t think of a reason why they should start, then they can feel disrespected on the unemployment line.

  8. I found it was pretty disrespectful when Shane Ray got a Kansas City Chiefs tattoo on his back.

  9. Elway should be shown the door, he never should have seen the other side of it to begin with.

    Never forget that he and his Hall of Fame partner Terrell Davis took money under the table to circumvent the salary cap during the 2 Super Bowl years. Davis in the HOF is an absolute travesty, he doesn’t even have the stats.

  10. That’s precious. Well, whoever Shane Ray is, when he hits free agency he should be sure to inform prospective teams all about how much respect he should be getting.

  11. Save your money kid….you might not get another chance to make football money
    Welcome to the real world

  12. Well last I checked teams don’t healthy scratch good players so start practicing and playing better and this won’t happen.

    Elway = Shane Ray, Paxton Lynch, Trevor Simeon, Chad Kelly, Brock Osweiler, Cody Lattimore, Monte Ball

  13. razzlejag says:
    December 17, 2018 at 7:09 pm
    Elway should be shown the door, he never should have seen the other side of it to begin with.

    Never forget that he and his Hall of Fame partner Terrell Davis took money under the table to circumvent the salary cap during the 2 Super Bowl years. Davis in the HOF is an absolute travesty, he doesn’t even have the stats.

    -z– Get your facts and stats straight so people don’t call you special.

  14. kws001 says:
    December 17, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Don’t be shocked if Elway is shown the door along with Joseph. There’s a lot of talent on that team that is underperforming.
    ————————————————————————————–
    Elway’s job is to bring in talent. If there is “a lot of talent on that team” it sounds like Elway has done a good job.

  15. I have been inactive for EVERY game of my NFL career and I have yet to claim “disrespect”.
    I would argue that 1st rd picks who don’t suck…are NEVER healthy scratches.
    They are simply making sure that you won’t get hurt so you cannot claim “injury”.

  16. Bizzareslantpass says:
    December 17, 2018 at 6:44 pm
    I found it was pretty disrespectful when Shane Ray got a Kansas City Chiefs tattoo on his back.

    ————-
    Kid was born and lived his whole life in kc. Went to mizzou. What are you expecting. Now he will come on the cheap to kc next yr and take his revenge on the broncos yr after yr.

  17. lol. Shane Ray is a bust. He cannot get on the field when he is active which is not often because he is always hurt. The whole 2015 draft is a disaster for the broncos.

  18. ****************************************
    razzlejag says:
    December 17, 2018 at 7:09 pm
    Davis in the HOF is an absolute travesty, he doesn’t even have the stats.
    ***********************************
    OK, Gale Sayers is in. Here’s how TD stacks up:

    A quick statistical comparison of Gale Sayers vs. TD:

    Gale Sayers: played in 68 games total
    4,956 rushing yards
    1,307 receiving yards
    2,781 kick off return yards
    391 punt return yards
    9,435 total all purpose yards ( excluding the 111 career passing yards he managed on 4 completions of 18 attempts)
    39 Touchdowns

    That’s a remarkable amount of production for 68 games, to be sure. But it’s not as much as TD managed in his (16 game longer) career.

    Terrell Davis: played in 86 games total (including the playoffs) which is roughly 26.5% more than Sayers
    7,607 regular season rushing yards (which is more than 53% more than Sayers)
    1,140 post season rushing yards (Sayers never played in the post season)
    8,747 rushing yards total (roughly 76.5% more than Sayers)
    1,280 regular season receiving yards (actually about even with Sayers)
    131 receiving yards in the playoffs
    TD never returned punts or kickoffs yet he still had more overall yards than Sayers who got to play in a dual role.
    60 Regular Season TDs

    So…is Sayers in the HOF an even bigger travesty, or are you wrong about TD?

  19. kcrobert10 says:
    December 18, 2018 at 8:02 am

    Bizzareslantpass says:
    December 17, 2018 at 6:44 pm
    I found it was pretty disrespectful when Shane Ray got a Kansas City Chiefs tattoo on his back.

    ————-
    Kid was born and lived his whole life in kc. Went to mizzou. What are you expecting. Now he will come on the cheap to kc next yr and take his revenge on the broncos yr after yr.

    ————-

    “Revenge” for what, exactly?

    Ray is a malcontent who gave half effort to the team that drafted him. So the team cut his playing time. They’re trying to win the game this week. If he’ll only play — really play — for KC then get on with it.

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