Despite preparing for his 10th season in the NFL, Cole believes he can still produce at an extremely high level.
The Eagles selected Louisville linebacker and edge rusher Marcus Smith in the first round of the NFL draft, No. 26 overall. Other players such as Brandon Graham are pushing Cole in training camp and the preseason.
Cole isn't worried about anyone else.
He's focused solely on himself and that has worked in nine highly successful seasons.
"Some people feel pushed, but me, I'm a guy ... I don't feel pushed," Cole told CSNPhilly.com. "The best guy's gonna be out there. Whoever they're gonna put out there is gonna play. That's how it goes. If Brandon's out there, he's gotta go play. If I'm out there, I gotta go play. If I'm out there, I'm determined. I know what I'm gonna do and I'm gonna give you everything I got."
Cole had zero sacks in the first eight games last season and rebounded to record all eight in the season's second half.
No matter the circumstances, players are always going to be challenged.
That's life in the NFL.
"When I came in (in 2005) there was guys in front of me and look at me now," Cole told CSNPhilly.com. "It's a process. That's the way it goes. I have a calm about it. I'm not like everybody. I don't get upset. I'm going to keep playing until the wheels fall off and somebody else is going to take my place. I've had a good career. I'm just gonna keep rolling and go as hard as I can until the wheels fall off."