Ben spoke briefly to the media today prior to practice. A couple of the highlights:

Q: “How much fun would it be for a quarterback to have guys like T.O., Ochocinco…”

Ben: “Mike Wallace, Hines Ward, Emmanuel Sanders. I love them. I wouldn’t trade my guys for them, and that’s no offense to either one of those two guys. They’re great receivers but I wouldn’t trade my receivers for anyone.”

Q: “Would you make room for Randy Moss in the offense?”

Ben: “Uh, you know what? He’s a great player. Like I said, I like the guys we have and I wouldn’t trade them for anybody.”

You can watch video of the interview here.

You can read more from here.

Quotes of the Day:

“He’s a good quarterback who keeps his feet moving and he’s not going to go down on the first tackle. Ben’s always been like that and he’s been a great quarterback. You have to give him his props. That’s what great leaders and great quarterbacks do.” — Bengals safety Reggie Nelson (Cincinnati Enquirer).

“I’ve never seen him as anything less than a great leader or individual. Like with any friendship you stand by him.” — Brad Bates, athletic director for Miami of Ohio talking about Ben (Cincinnati Enquirer).

Stat of the Day:

Ben is 25-7 vs. AFC North teams in his career. He is 11-2 all-time (including playoffs) in games played within his home state of Ohio, including a 6-1 mark in Cincinnati.