The 32 year old doesn't take a glass-half-empty view of his situation despite those who believe he is too old or that he will not play once Robert Mathis returns from a torn Achilles.
"Look at the tape," Cole told ESPN in response to the critics.
The Colts did not sign him to an $8 million contract to watch games from the sideline. They are seeking to keep as many pass-rushers fresh as possible. And Cole knows his role.
"I'm here to do what they tell me to do," he said. "I'm glad to be with a team that wants me here, wants my services and they feel like I can be an impact to this team. That's a great feeling to have."
Cole certainly didn't play like an old man last season with Philadelphia, which released him greatly because his cap number was scheduled to be $11.6 million. He contributed to 52 tackles and managed 6 1/2 sacks.
NFL Network reports former
Cole has recorded double-digit sacks four times. He had 6.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and 52 tackles in 15 games last season.
Cole was released by the Eagles on Wednesday after spending 10 years with the team. He has visits with the
In his 10 years, he amassed 85 1/2 sacks. The 32-year-old Cole totaled 52 tackles in 2014 with 6 1/2 sacks.
Cole was released by the Eagles on Wednesday after spending 10 years with the team. In his 10 years, he amassed 85 1/2 sacks. The 32-year-old Cole totaled 52 tackles in 2014 with 6 1/2 sacks.
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