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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger joined the show to talk about his season and more. Here are some of his takes:

— Roethlisberger said he’d let his son play football, but he’d wait until fifth grade: “My only thing is I will not allow full contact until fifth grade. That’s when I played. These kids playing in first and second grade seems crazy to me.”

— Dan asked if he’s ever hidden a head injury: “Yeah, I have. I’m sure everyone has. I think I did it a lot more when I was younger. With all this stuff coming out, it happens less frequently.”

— Dan asked if he could teach his style. “I think you could teach certain things. A lot of my play is just on instinct. People made a big deal about my pump fake against Carolina [in Week 3]. That wasn’t a pump fake. I was going to throw it. I get a lot of credit for pump fakes. Sometimes I’m intending on throwing it and at the last minute I catch something that’s not good and I just hold on to the ball. It looks like a heckuva pump fake.”

— Big Ben said he thinks Peyton Manning would probably run the slowest 40 among quarterbacks. He said that he’d beat Tom Brady and even though he’s older he’d trip a guy to make sure he’s not last.

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