Nov 10, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore (16) against the Dallas Cowboys prior to a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

New Pittsburgh Steelers Receiver Lance Moore Has High Praise For Ben Roethlisberger


After signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a free agent, new wide receiver Lance Moore has to get familiar with his new quarterback.

So far the results have been very good, as Moore had some very nice things to say about Ben Roethlisberger.

Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore (16) dances during pre-game warmups prior to playing the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Moore took part in passing drills Tuesday with the quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends and running backs at Steelers headquarters, and he compared one franchise quarterback to another.

The former New Orleans Saint compared Roethlisberger to Drew Brees and had some interesting things to say.

“I would say that Ben has a little bit stronger of an arm, maybe a lot stronger arm,” Moore told ESPN’s Scott Brown. “Just from the last couple of days with him here, that’s something that kind of jumps out at me. If you are kind of lazy with your eyes the ball will zoom right past you. That’s something that I will have to adjust to. I feel like the quarterback should never really have to adjust to the receiver.”

Moore will likely fill the role that Jerricho Cotchery had last season as the Steelers No. 3 receiver.

As for Roethlisberger having a stronger arm than Brees? Let’s just say his comments weren’t well received by Saints fans.

After his comments, Saints fans went after Moore on Twitter.

Regardless of whether or not Moore is right – and I believe he is – he is very fortunate to be able to say that he has had the opportunity to play with two elite quarterbacks. Some wide receivers go their entire careers without playing with a signal-caller as good as either Brees or Roethlisberger.

Tags: Ben Roethlisberger Drew Brees Lance Moore Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Glenn McQuiston

    What did you expect him to say? That Ben’s a slouch and that Brees is the superior QB? If he had, that would be news for its candor.

  • Nick Ruozzi

    he is sooo underrated, watch him stack up catches this year.