Lindsey Thiry ESPN
Wade Phillips had a lot to say when asked about the addition of three strong personalities - Peters, Talib and Suh - to his defense. Bottom line: Wade doesn't want a player who does everything he tells them to do. "If there's an argument or something going on, Talib is going to take the other side. So I already know that about him. He's going to argue about what rap singer is the best, or whatever," Phillips said. "But as far as strong personalities, I explain what I want done, how I want it done and why we want it done that way and they understand those things. So, I like personalities because they're independent enough to do things on their own and they've shown they're independent enough to be great players too. You don't want a player that does everything you say. I mean you want guys that have some initiative. We tell them to do this and do that and do that, but Marcus Peters, a couple plays last year – he led the league the last three years in interceptions – a couple plays, he's playing man-to-man and they throw it to another player and he intercepts. That's what I'm talking about. No, you cover man, you know? If you intercept it when the throw it to someone else that's great. Those are the kind of guys they are."