Ben stopped to answer questions from the many media members today at Heinz Field as the team completed their final day of organized team activities:

He was asked why he was wearing Max Starks’ No. 78 –

“I did it last year, and it’s just…I’d say he’s my draft class guy, locker mate, just ‘in honor of’.”

Once again, Ben was asked about the new playbook –

“We’ve definitely made strides. They may not be giant strides, but they’re strides forward. I don’t think we’ve taken any backward. That’s the key — and it’s just OTAs right now. It will come next week for mini-camp.”

Ben also talked about rookies David DeCastro and Mike Adams, both of whom have missed OTAs because of their academic schedules –

“I hate to talk about rookies, because I don’t want them to get a big head (laughs). I’ve heard so many great things about both of them. so we’ll see what it’s like having them in person.”

You can watch/listen to Ben’s full interview with the media here.