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Gotsis follows Hayne with 'baby' moments

Adam Gotsis has drawn high praise from Denver coach Vance Joseph, who is eyeing the big Australian as a starter for the Broncos.

Gotsis follows Hayne with 'baby' moments

Adam Gotsis has drawn high praise from Denver coach Vance Joseph, who is eyeing the big Australian as a starter for the Broncos.

Two years after Jarryd Hayne uttered the almost unintelligible words "big dog come to eat, baby" on an NFL field his giant countryman Adam Gotsis has had his own "baby" moments playing for the Denver Broncos.

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The NFL regularly mics up players in games and it was the 193cm tall, 130kg Melbourne-born Gotsis' turn in the Broncos' thrilling 24-21 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday.


Just like Hayne's "Mic'd Up" session with the San Francisco 49ers in 2015, Gotsis appears to lose his Aussie accent when he puts a helmet on.

"Game time baby!" an excited Gotsis says just before kick-off.

"Monday night under lights."

The big Australian defensive end was also excited to see professional wrestler Bill Goldberg on the Broncos' sideline.

"That's Goldberg - Bill Goldberg," Gotsis says.

"He's out here showing some love."

The 24-year-old Gotsis, in his second year with the Broncos, proved on Monday he is not all talk and no action after a ferocious tackling display.

The Broncos' defensive line was savaged by injury, but Gotsis stepped up and topped the team tackle count with five - equalling veteran team-mates Brandon Marshall and Darian Stewart.

Gotsis played 31 of the Broncos' 59 defensive snaps and blunted the Chargers' run game with four stops on the 11 run plays he faced.

His 36.4 run stop percentage was the best among all NFL defensive linesmen in the opening round.

Broncos coach Vance Joseph heaped praise on Gotsis after the game, telling reporters "he could be a starter for us".

"You could see his quickness," Joseph said.

"You could see his length and size."

Hayne's Mic'd Up session in 2015 in a game against the Green Bay Packers was one of the more amusing moments of his fleeting NFL stint with the 49ers.

Hayne was ribbed for his faux American accent, repeated exclamations of "baby!" and lines like "that's what he do!".

When Hayne ran up to 49ers teammate Ahmad Brooks and excitedly said "Big dog come to eat, baby" Brooks was confused.

"Huh?" Brooks replied.


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