Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Davis Sanchez Hangs Up His CFL Cleats

Yesterday during the B.C. Lions conference call with the national media, general manager Wally Buono mentioned that Davis Sanchez was set to announce his retirement from the CFL.
Shortly thereafter, it became official as the three time Grey Cup champion leaves the game on-top by being apart of the 2011 championship team.
It could be argued since Sanchez is a Canadian that he defied expectations by being one of the premier shutdown cornerbacks in the CFL. As a result, it enabled the teams he played for to allocate the ratio status elsewhere.  
Without question Sanchez has paved the way for many young Canadians defensive backs that they could play at this position. Furthermore, in 2001-2002 his ability enabled him to play with the best in the world as latched on with the NFL’s San Diego Chargers.
Even though it was a short stint, Sanchez came back up north and continued his dominance. To show how valuable and desired he was, Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp had Sanchez on the roster three separate times during his career.  
The impact Sanchez had on the league was echoed by former Alouettes and current Saskatchewan Roughriders player Paul Woldu who tweeted "inspiration like no other. "
Moving ahead, Sanchez could very well become a football coach, and end up in the CFL ranks down the road. But for now, here is a salute to one of the best ever Canadian players the CFL has seen.
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1 comment:

  1. davis stabbed the als in the back NOT once, NOT twice BUT thrice!! therefore as a result is placed on the montreal wall of shame!!