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- Jim Caldwell called a really dumb timeout against the Jets. It might have cost his team a chance to continue advancing in the playoffs. But Bill Polian doesn't think so, and he called the timeout a "moot point" on his radio show Monday, according to Big Blue Shoe at Stampede Blue. More interesting though -- Polian offered a different reason for the timeout -- he said the defense was trying to get set. That's certainly more rational than Caldwell's "we wanted to make them snap the ball" excuse, but then Polian apparently went off on a tangent about how he thought the Colts were done after Antonio Cromartie's return, barring an interception, fumble or sack. Which, um, well, no -- Nick Folk needed a 50-plus-yard field goal to win before the deep ball to Braylon Edwards. So, yeah, this timeout thing's getting awkward.
- Speaking of awkward head coaches, Wade Phillips thinks he's probably done as a head coach, because of "perception." Which is actually a good point, because Wade's 82-61 as a head coach, and yet people think he's a goof, mainly because of his 1-5 playoff record. Poor Wade.
- James Starks "definitely deserves the opportunity\" to run the ball this week, according to Mike McCarthy. Um, duh.
- Running through the Eagles offseason to-do list and, unfortunately, it appears they still need a defensive end. Which is exactly what they needed last year.
- Perhaps the Ravens, with an increasing market value for franchise quarterbacks, should go ahead and give Joe Flacco some more money.
- Derek Anderson, who takes things very seriously, got into a Twitter war with a bunch of fans and/or bloggers during Monday night's BCS game. Really freaking weird.
- According to the Kansas City Star, Chris Chambers will be saying adios to the Chiefs after this year.
- Shawne Merriman's down with the Bills drafting Cam Newton. If that helps Buddy Nix and Chan Gailey at all.