Sep 8, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista (19) and relief pitcher Roberto Osuna (54) celebrate a victory against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
Aaron Sanchez and Roberto Osuna will form the starting safety duo for the Blue Jays, with Bo Schultz providing some back-end depth. In Osuna and Sanchez, the Blue Jays have the final line of defense on both their MLB and NFL rosters.
Don’t expect many receivers to get behind David Price and cause a bad outing, but when these things happen, this defense needs a reliable parachute to pull. Sanchez will offer the Blue Jays a tall, rangy safety with the ability to high-point the football with his never-ending arms, while Osuna profiles as an assignment master who remains one step ahead of the opposing quarterback. There’s risk in opening the season with such youth on the back end, but Toronto could be sending both safeties to the Pro Bowl.
This roster will not feature a kicker, as the Blue Jays will be operating under a “touchdown or nothing” philosophy. It will, however, feature the great Munenori Kawasaki at punter. Sometimes, the most important decision that a coach can make is realizing when it’s time to punt the ball away and try again next time. Much like Muni takes over in the late innings when a game flies out of hand, he’ll handle the punting duties for the NFL Blue Jays. Watch out, though… He might have a fake-punt pass up his sleeve.
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