Adam Gotsis, Shelby Harris earn praise for play on Broncos defensive line vs. Chargers — The Denver Post

The Broncos limited the Chargers to just 64 yards rushing on 2.9 yards per carry during their heart-pounding 24-21 victory Monday night. That result left head coach Vance Joseph praising the work of his defensive lineman Tuesday — two defensive ends in particular. “I thought Shelby (Harris) played, again, really, really solid,” Joseph said. “I thought (Adam) Gotsis played well. Gotsis played the point of attack very strong on double-teams. You could see his quickness; you could see his length and size. I think Gotsis is coming along. If he stays healthy, he’s what he should be for us. He could be a starter for us. He can rush the passer and he can play the run game.” Gotsis played on 31 of Denver’s 59 defensive snaps. He faced 11 run plays and made four stops, according to Pro Football Focus. That run stop percentage of 36.4 was the highest among interior defensive lineman in Week 1. “We just did a great job of not losing our heads and not losing our cool,” Gotsis said. “We just sat in there and played our defense and did what we had to do.” Injury update. Offensive guard Ron Leary suffered a concussion Monday night and is in the league’s protocol program. Players in the program must pass specific steps before they are allowed to return to the field. “There’s no time limit on it,” Joseph said. “It’s a protocol we have to follow as far as certain requirements he has to pass before he can play on Sunday, but there’s no time limit.” Safety Darian Stewart suffered a right groin injury in the fourth quarter. Joseph said he was told by the Broncos’ training staff late Monday night that the injury was “nothing major,” but he expected a more detailed update on Stewart later Tuesday. Cornerback Brendan Langley suffered a right knee injury. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”true” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] “He’s walking this morning,” Joseph said. “But we’ll know later (Tuesday) and (Wednesday).” Von’s playing time. Joseph issued a challenge to Broncos all-pro pass rusher Von Miller to be on the field for more snaps this season. That was the case in the opener Monday night, when Miller played in all but six of the Broncos’ defensive snaps. Still, Joseph conceded that it’s a balancing act for the Broncos when it comes to monitoring snaps for their best player. “I know Von wants to play more,” Joseph said. “That was my challenge to Von when I came here. I want him on the field more. Sometimes it can be too much, especially when he’s being chipped by tight ends and backs for 60 snaps. We have to figure out how we can spell him out more.” [dfm_iframe src=”http://extras.denverpost.com/app/mailer-rules/email-signup.html?which=bronxinsider&name=Broncos%20Insider” width=”100%” height=”120px”] [dfm_iframe src=”http://extras.denverpost.com/app/mailer-rules/app-promo.html?sports=true” width=”100%” height=”100px”]

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