Fox NFL analyst Brian Urlacher felt relief watching rookie coach Chip Kelly and the Eagles' up-tempo offense. "I'm just glad I retired before all this stuff got to the NFL," the former Bears linebacker said. "The faster you go, the simpler the defense has to be. You can't do a whole lot because you can't communicate."... I wondered if quarterback AJ McCarron of top-ranked Alabama was offended by analysts who refer to him as a game manager. "I don't really care what people view me as," McCarron told me. "I know my teammates feel like I'm an important player on the field for us at all times."... I asked Bengals receiver A.J. Green if he'd rather be hit in the head or the knees. "My knees," Green said. "Getting older, after this game, I don't want to be a vegetable at the age of 50."