Mac Attack 1/25/12: NBC and Pro Football Talk analyst Mike Florio calls in to talk about the Super Bowl match up, Peyton Manning, and “Scoreboard Gate”.
Mike thinks that Payton Manning is setting up his exit from Indy so that he wont be the villian. The bad guy in the situation will be the Colts if its up to Payton.If Colts use pick to get Luck, Manning will not return to Colts. He will see in person Eli or Brady win a Super Bowl and he wont want to rebuild with Indy at this stage of his career.Mike says Manning will go to a team with Super Bowl hopes that can pay him. A team could even throw an established quarterback overboard to get Manning. San Fran would fit the bill.
Jim expresses to Mike his anger over Justin Tuck playing the we dont get respect card after Vegas listed the Patiots as the favorite. Mike explains that guys have to do whatever it takes to get motivated. Vegas sets the line so their is equal betting on both sides. The thought now is that people will bet on New England and it will smooth over the two weeks. It could be a pick em game by next Sunday.
Mike thinks the Giants are the better team. The Giants defense is playing well, the Patriots are not as explosive as they were in 2007, and the Pats only have one starter (Vince Wilfork) from 4 years ago. He feels the Giants should be favored.