A good preseason against third strings in the fourth quarters of games does not make you a good player. There's a reason he's ridden the pine all season. If he's such a great hidden talent, you'd think he would have made some plays. SHown the coaches he deserves to be out there. Linebackers get rotated fairly regularly, Cole was only activated for 5 games, has no statistical impact in the NFL whatsoever.
I'm all for giving him a chance, but we better have a backup plan.
We'll likely scrutinize Cole in the minicamps/OTA's. I really think there's an opportunity for him to force the HO to consider him as a legitimate contender for Erin's spot. He appears to have "playmaker" ability. I don't sweat his size at all.