Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 8/18/12
MINNEAPOLIS On Friday night, Audie Cole sprinted 50 yards.Audie Cole never sprints 50 yards. Never in one game. Never that fast. Audie Cole is a linebacker. That is not his job.Cole's job is to stop. It's to reverse. It's to push and to hold. In the span of a game, Cole makes hundreds of tiny movements that barely register in the fluid progression of each play. He makes mistakes that are never accounted for and plays that help without being noticed. But on Friday night, with the Vikings leading the Bills 22-14 with 3:37 remaining in the game, Audie Cole got noticed.This time, Cole did more than stop. He did more than hold. He got a good read on a Tyler Thigpen pass, caught it and ran it 20 yards into the end zone for a touchdown. And then, on the next play, he did it again, this time for 30 yards on a bad Brad Smith pass. One linebacker, two quarterbacks, and suddenly the Vikings were on their way to a 36-14 rout.Cole, the Vikings' seventh-round pick, was the 210th man selected in ...
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