Trent Cole has spent most of this season terrorizing opposing quarterbacks and his efforts have earned him a big honor.
The Eagles Pro-Bowl defensive end has landed on Peter King’s SI.com’s 2010 Midseason All-Pro Team.
King explained why Cole gets the dap:
“Credit Cole not just for the sacks (6.0), but also for the 24 QB pressures in seven games.”
Seriously opposing QBs sure can’t be happy seeing the 6-foot-3, 270-pounder zeroing in on the take down.
His QB torment show could be partly thanks to the Eagles system. In the print edition of SI the Football Night in America and Sports Illustrated contributor went even deeper into what Cole brings to the Birds.
“A sixth-year veteran who’s thriving in Philly’s 4-3 system, Cole is on pace to surpass last season’s 12.5 sacks.”
King forgot to mention another big stat. Cole’s 36 tackles are second amongst d-ends only to the Giants Justin Tuck (37).
This "award" basically reaffirms what Eagles fans already knew -- since Brian Dawkins left town Cole has been the most effective member of the Eagles defense.
And if he keeps it up – and why is there any reason (besides injury) that he won’t – then expect Cole to make his third Pro Bowl.
Now if only Trent could play cornerback.