Lance Moore: Big Ben has ‘a lot stronger arm’ than Drew Brees

Lance Moore

Lance Moore was catching passes from Drew Brees during his first eight NFL seasons in New Orleans.  But now that the wide receiver is with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Moore is trying to adjust to passes from Ben Roethlisberger.

“I would say Ben’s got a little bit stronger arm, maybe a lot stronger arm,” Moore said Tuesday to the team’s website. “Just from a couple of days throwing with him here, that’s something that kind of jumps out at me. If you’re kind of, I call it lazy with your eyes, that ball will zoom right past you.

“That’s something I’ll have to adjust to. I feel like the quarterback should never have to really adjust to the receiver. The receiver should make those adjustments and make things right with the quarterback, because he’s the one pulling the trigger. And if they’re waiting on you, it’s going to make it tough to get things done.

“I’ve been around long enough. I’ve played with, at least in practice, a bunch of different quarterbacks who have different styles. The more we work together, the smoother that will be.”

Moore, 30, took part in passing drills Tuesday with the quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends and running backs at Steelers’ headquarters.

“Today we were on the field doing more play stuff, not just throwing routes and stuff like that,” Moore said. “That was kind of cool, to bring that aspect in so early (during Phase I of the offseason program) and try to get a leg up on what’s going on when we start doing more team organized activities here pretty soon.

“The quarterbacks and receivers are out there. The running backs and tight ends are out there, as well. No defense; can’t do that yet.”

Moore signed with the Steelers this offseason after he was released by the Saints in a cost-cutting move, and hopes to fill the role that Jerricho Cotchery played last season as the Steelers’ No. 3 receiver.

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