Broncos defensive lineman Adam Gotsis joined CBS4 sports anchor Michael Spencer for Xfinity Monday Live at the ViewHouse Centennial on Monday.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – The Broncos were officially eliminated from the playoffs on Sunday following their loss to the Cleveland Browns and a Tennessee Titans victory over the New York Giants.
“The mindset doesn’t change for the team,” said Adam Gotsis. “Obviously you want to go out there and compete, that’s what you do. That’s what you get paid for. You’re playing for your livelihood.”
Gotsis is in his third season with the Broncos and had a sack-fumble and a big stop on 4th and 1 in the loss to the Browns.
“I got pretty lucky, I almost jumped offsides on the play before,” Gotsis joked of his late tackle which gave the Broncos offense the ball back at the Browns 12 yard line with 1:49 to play in the game.
“(Derek) Wolfe did a good job of knocking back on the other side and making the guy bubble and Domata (Peko) ate up a nice double team, and you just gotta do what you can to help the team. I was able to squeak through and make a play,” he added. “But we still didn’t win the game which sucks.”
The Broncos will visit the Raiders on Christmas Eve for what will more than likely be the Raiders final game in Oakland. The team has yet to decide where it will play its home games in 2019 before relocating to Las Vegas in 2020. In all likelihood it will be the final time for the Broncos to visit the Oakland County Coliseum and likely the last time they’ll play in front of the fan section commonly referred to as “The Black Hole.”
“I love going out there and playing. It reminds me of a college atmosphere. It’s just wild. It’s awesome,” said Gotsis.
“That’s what you love to play in front of, they might not be your fans, but still you love the energy that it brings into the game. It’s such an awesome rivalry to be playing against Oakland. Hopefully we can go up there and get a win.”