Brooks on Panthers: "I know a lot of people that think their defense is a playoff-caliber defense. Luke Kuechly and them are playing well."
Brooks on Panthers: "Their offense is at it's best when they can run the ball early and Cam Newton can use play-action to throw down field."
Brooks says the Panthers defense has been really good and this season it's almost been like "what can the offense do to help them out some".
Brooks says this weekend for St. Louis is a "big game" for the Panthers' playoff chances and head coach Ron Rivera.
Brooks: "I think the perception of Cam in Charlotte is skewed...He is still young enough to develop into an elite quarterback."
Brooks asks if the Panthers have done all they can to get the best out of Cam. He says they haven't, he says Panthers need more talent on O.
Brooks on Cam Newton and critics saying we should look to replace him: "There's not a lot of guys out there that are as talented as him."
Brooks picks the Panthers over the Rams this weekend because the Panthers defense is "just a little bit tougher".
Brooks: "We talk about Cam Newton but it's like we're giving Sam Bradford a hall pass. He hasn't done anything to think he's a franchise QB"