Kevin Smith

Playoffs no time to sit stars, unless it's a beat-up Portis

The playoffs are here. You made it. Don't screw it up. I got a mulligan after sitting the Eagles' Brian Westbrook in a fit of pique on Thanksgiving, leaving nearly 40 points on the bench and losing by eight.But the next dumb roster move will be your last this time of year. So don't dream of sitting the Panthers' dazzling DeAngelo Williams against Tampa Bay's tough defense. Don't shy away from Dallas quarterback Tony Romo in Pittsburgh either. But do bench Clinton Portis. He's awfully banged up, most notably a stiff neck suffered last week when the Giants held him to 22 yards. Expect more of the same when the Redskins travel to Baltimore on Sunday...