Mac Attack 1/17/12: NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger joined the guys to discuss his thoughts on the championship games this weekend and what he thinks the Panthers need to do in the off season.
Brian explains why going into Saturday’s 49ers-Saints game he picked the 49ers to win. He felt the Saints would struggle outside against a 3-4 and the 49ers can take the ball away better then every team in the league. He didn’t expect Alex Smith to win a shootout though.
Brian agrees with Mac that right now Eli Manning is a top 5 QB in the NFL. He has played at a very high level all year despite having many injuries all season to his main weapons. He is also very impressed with Victor Cruz and says he is pretty much unstoppable at this point.
Jim asks Brian if he still thinks defense wins championships. Brian thinks we will begin to see this weekend how important defense is in the quest for a title.