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Defensive end Trent Cole is the latest member of the Philadelphia Eagles to appear on the NFL Network’s countdown of the top players of 2012. Cole was named the 57th best player in the league by his peers.
Teammate and fellow end Jason Babin expressed admiration of and appreciation for his teammates’s talent, saying “he just goes so hard.” Babin stated that he and Cole are in competition every Sunday and “fight over [getting to] the quarterback like a couple of hyenas.” LB Jamar Chaney and WR Jeremy Maclin also spoke about Cole’s talents.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith has been one of Cole’s prey and he expressed admiration for his opponent, calling Cole a “dominate” and “really underrated” player.
Cole played in 14 games in 2011 and had 41 tackles and 11 sacks.
Known for being an avid hunter, comparisons between Cole’s hobby and profession were made throughout the segment. The closing line on Cole? “It’s always open season on someone.” Nice.
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