Eagles Notebook: Eagles' Cole says he's 'underrated' on NFL Network's Top 100 players

Posted: May 17, 2011

Defensive end Trent Cole became the first Eagles player to rank in the NFL Network's countdown of the Top 100 players of 2010, as voted by the players.

The two-time Pro Bowler came in at No. 73, and was not terribly happy about it.

"That's a low number being rated at but I at least made the top 100," he wrote on Twitter. "I'm used to being underrated so I laugh.

"I will just have to keep doing things on the field . . . Who ever is doing the rating on players wake the hell up and smell what this country boy is cookin!"

When told that it was the players themselves, Cole scoffed: "Well, if they say it is rated by the players that's a lie.

"Underrated will not be a word anymore after this year because it's officially banned from the Cole Camp. To my fans, we have to put a stop to me being underrated. Well I just tell them don't rate me ever again or use my name on any list."

Eagles coach Andy Reid introduced the segment on Cole and obviously had high praise for his defensive end: "Against the run and pass, he can play both equally well. He can do everything he's supposed to do and a little bit more. With age and experience, he's gotten better. He knows all the tricks."

Workout time

Details of the player-initiated lockout workouts for Eagles players have not yet been set, according to tight end Brent Celek, who is in charge of lining up a field. However, it's pretty unlikely that when the location and timing are decided, that the players are going to want fans - and potentially reporters - to know the specifics.

All-Star appearance

Eagles defensive coordinator Juan Castillo (Non-Public) and special teams coordinator Bobby April (Public) will serve as honorary coaches for Saturday's city high school all-star game at Lincoln Financial Field (2 p.m.). Coach Andy Reid is scheduled to address the teams this afternoon during their final walkthrough at the NovaCare Complex. The Daily News is a media partner in the game.

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