PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 27: Trent Cole #58 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs onto the field during player introductions against the New England Patriots at Lincoln Financial Field on November 27, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Trent Cole met the media today as the second key member of the Eagles to get a big extension in as many days. His new deal not only pays him like the top defensive end that he is, but will keep him in Eagles green until 2017. Cole says that the deal was a reward not only for his outstanding production, but also for the way he handles himself and his business.
"Yes, I think with [T] Todd [Herremans] and me, we conducted our business professionally and the way it's supposed to be conducted. We never went out to the media and complained. We just did what we had to do to keep moving and caused no problems with the team and this atmosphere. We worked things out and continued to play."
*Cough* Hear that DeSean? *cough*
Cole was on of the Eagles to sign an extension very quickly and was locked up long term with a very team friendly deal. But he says there's no regrets over that.
"I don't regret one bit of it. To this day, I do not regret one bit of it. I've been very successful as a business guy. Like I said, I don't regret one bit of it."
He was also asked whether he got at all upset when the Eagles were splashing the cash last offseason and none came his way?
"They have to do what they have to do. They have to conduct business and run the team here. They had to do what they had to make the team successful. My time has come, and I knew my time was going to come. It's just that I had to play my role and hopefully everything would work out."
Not only is Trent truly a premier defense end, but he's as classy and professional as it comes. Great move by the Eagles to get this done.