TE Ben Patrick Transcript

Posted Aug 3, 2011

Check out what newly acquired TE Ben Patrick said to the media this afternoon.

Q: When you were coming out in the draft, did you have any conversations? Were they looking at you as a prospect?

A: I talked to them, but at the combine it’s crazy. You talk to a lot of teams. I’m just happy to be here now.

Q: How do you see yourself fitting in on the team?

A: It’s hard to say. I haven’t really had the chance to step on the field yet. We’ll kind of see how that works out. Obviously right now I’m behind the learning curve trying to learn the offense. I’m just trying to learn as much as I can and hopefully I can get on the field tomorrow.

Q: What attracted you to this team?

A: Obviously the name speaks for itself. They won the championship a few years ago, always successful, always in the playoffs. Definitely an offense that implements the tight end a little bit more than what I’m used to, so that attracted me. Also, being able to play beside Kevin Boss hopefully. Hopefully he returns soon and we can get this thing going.

Q: You’re a better receiver than numbers might show?

A: I like to think so. Nothing until you prove it. Obviously, my role on the Arizona offense is a little bit different than it is here. We’ll see what happens. Hopefully I can get to work tomorrow.