Recap from Ben’s radio show on Tuesday, courtesy of 93.7 The Fan & CBS Pittsburgh:

487639034-1On Ryan Shazier –

“We went over yesterday and spent some time with him and everything. It’s always so uplifting to go see him and give him a hug and see that smile.

“I enjoyed sitting in his room last night and talking about the game, getting his perspective on the game and what he saw.”

On sharing his visit with Ryan with his teammates –

“Coach asked me if I’d share with the team what it felt like to me…so I got up in front of the team on Friday morning and spoke about how uplifting it was to see him, to walk into that room, to see the smile on his face, for him to put his arms up and give me a hug and how it really brought me back up.

“I was down last week, I was down last week, I think most of us were…I don’t know the exact number of guys that have gone, but I’m sure most of the team if not all the team has gone and everybody that I’ve talked to has said the exact same thing to me.”

On facing the Patriots this weekend –

“We’re gonna be prepared for the very best New England Patriots that we can face coming in here on Sunday.

On their preparation for what Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick throws at them –

“He is one of the greatest coaches of all-time, I think we can all agree on that in, in terms of scheming, out-coaching, thinking, game planning, whatever it may be. They’re gonna have, whether it’s a new wrinkle, something that we’ve seen maybe in the past but it’s been a long time, whatever it is, there’s gonna be some adjustments that are gonna have to be made before the game, during the game because they are very good at preparation and getting you to do things that aren’t maybe typically you.”

On Antonio Brown for MVP –

“Look at his numbers, I think it would be awesome, especially being my teammate to be the first wide receiver to get it, that would be really stinking cool to know that I helped contribute to it too.”

On whether he looks at games against Tom Brady as a “measuring stick” of sorts for his own career –

“I’m leading an offense and he’s leading an offense so yeah, of course I want my offense to outperform his offense but really at the end of the day, it’s just about winning. I’m sure he’ll tell you the same thing, if I have the worst game ever and horrible stats and we win the game, you know me well enough that that’s all that’s really gonna matter is that at the end of the day, it’s not about how many yards you put up, how many points, I mean it is about points obviously if you score more than them, but really its about just finding a way to win the football game.”

You can listen to Ben’s show here.