Als players happy for Trestman

Posted By: Rick Moffat · 1/16/2013 8:42:00 AM

Alouette defensive star John Bowman admits his first day of training camp under Marc Trestman he quickly found himself deep in the doghouse back in 2008.  Five years later he's thrilled for the man who led Bowman and his Als teammates to back-to-back Grey Cups (2010-11).

"I can't say I'm really sad because people move on, but you rather see people move on like this to continue their dream rather than be fired or anything," says the veteran defensive lineman.

"Tell you the truth he didn't like me---we didn't start off on the right foot but he liked me when my play got better," says the QB sack specialist.]

CJAD sources say former Alouette defensive coordinator Chris Jones could be on Jim Popp's list of candidates to replace Trestman.   Jones was overlooked for the promotion when Trestman was hired back in 2008.

"He's passionate...he's gonna get you prepared as best as his ability allows him and he's a fiery guy," says the vocal Bowman.

"The thing people didn't know about Trestman---he was fiery behind closed doors but he loved coaching us and he had some fire about him...he just didn't show it too much on tv."

Listen to John Bowman on Trestman and the future of the Als without their quarterbacking guru.

"AC can still throw a football," Bowman points out, reached before heading to a morning training session.

Alouette receiver Jamel Richardson and former kickreturner Andrew Hawkins, who beat Trestman making the jump back to the NFL with the Bengals, were among the first to tweet their congrats early this morning.

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