I don't think Colton's playing a very smart game at all.
Voluntarily going to Tribal Council is just idiotic. We only have to look back 2 seasons to Redemption Island
when Zapatera decided to throw an Immunity Challenge to get rid of someone they disliked (Russell) and consequently, when they got to the merge, they were down in numbers, and got wiped out, one by one.
The same thing could happen again this season...
Another brainless move is getting rid of Monica. She was the strongest member of the new Manono, including all the men. They literally stand no chance without her, and sooner or later, Colton is going to have to get rid of the people that are blindly following him, and then the new Salani is gonna have all the numbers at the merge.
That's just my 2 cents worth. But I think Colton's game so far has been full of flaws, not to mention the fact that I despise him.