"I don’t know if you saw it during the game, but he jumped over a back. I mean, (Hall of Fame linebacker) Rickey Jackson could do that, but I haven’t had many, especially at 280 pounds, that have that kind of athletic ability. That fired me up as much as anything. He can do those things, and if you can do those things, you can play."
"They say ‘3-4’, ‘4-3’, all that," Phillips said at the Texans' annual Charity Golf Classic. "We really play a 5-2. We play five defensive linemen that can rush the passer and two inside 'backers who can tackle people. And we think Mario certainly fits in there."