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Adam Gotsis: “Everyone needs to help with the rush defense”

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Being the NFL’s top ranked run defense means all 11 guys on the field have to do their job.

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The Denver Broncos are the NFL’s most dominant run defense and it’s not even close. They are giving up a paltry 50.8 yards rushing per game and a laughable 2.4 yards per carry through four games.

That’s about as elite as it gets.

Adam Gotsis has been a major part of the team’s success, but he fully understands that having a successful run defense must involve every member of the defense.

“I just think it’s the way we’re handling ourselves from OTAs all the way through,” Gotsis said on Monday. “We knew it was a big area that we needed improvement in and we brought guys in to do exactly that. I just think as a defense now, we’ve all bought into it. It can’t just be getting sacks and covering. Everyone needs to help with the rush defense. I’m not just saying it’s the front seven that do it. It’s our secondary coming down, our safeties coming down to the box. It’s defense playing defense. We’ve been getting to the ball. We’ve even done a great job gang tackling.”

The mob mentality on the defense is a really good one to have, especially when needing to stop the run.