go, his returns were embarrassing last 1 1/2 years. He lost more yards than he did gain.
One of the things that worries me as a CFL fan is that Trestman knows which CFL players could make it in the NFL and will probably poach a few. Here's two who may make an appearance if the need arises with Hester.
Chris Williams Chris Williams: Special Teams Player of the Week - YouTube
Chad Owens CFL ESF: Chad Owens' 59-Yard Punt Return Touchdown - November 11, 2012 - YouTube
The wide CFL field helps the return game and makes coverage more difficult, especially on missed field goal returns when the offence has all their big hoggies out there blocking, instead of the faster punt cover team. It doesn't make for a direct correlation to the NFL with the narrower field, nevertheless it does give some sense of these guys' abilities to read blocks, make people miss, and turn on the jets. Both these guys started out strictly as KR/PR types, but they're turning into creditable WRs.
For the hoggies fans, check out the 300 lb. DT making a block way downfield on the Williams run.
Since I'm a Hamilton fan, I'll volunteer two Alouette tackles, Jeff Bourke 6' 7" 315 and Jeff Parrett 6' 7" 320. Most O-linemen in the CFL are Canadians, as are these two, so they tend to fly under NFL scouting radar. They won't be forgotten by Trestman.
One thing you get with CFL linemen is tremendous cardio for big men. With the big field, they have to cover a lot of ground, plus many of the starters have to play STs as well, thanks to small CFL rosters. Then there's the 20 second clock leaving little recovery time. These big boys can run all game long.