Feeling blessed that the Panthers have Ricky. I do believe he knows what he is doing. He spent the majority of his career with the Rams but is doing work for the Panthers. I am expecting great things going forward.
"According to Pro Football Focus , Cole was the No. 61 defensive tackle out of 69 qualifying players last year and struggled in both run and pass defense."
Panthers blog's 2013 season review:
Defensive Statistics: played in 316 of the Panthers' 1036 defensive snaps for 30.5% of defensive snaps, 17 total tackles, 1 sack
Cole was highly ineffective when on the field, graded poorly on a consistent basis by PFF, and by all rights should not “start” another game for the Panthers. The best that could be said is that Cole was a “serviceable” role-player, but if he enters the 2014 season as any more than depth we should all be very surprised."
Yep, he really held back our second ranked defense!