Lance Moore is in his ninth season in the NFL, but he has found himself feeling like he is a rookie back in school in terms of his new environment in Pittsburgh. The free agent acquisition left the comfortable setting in New Orleans with Drew Brees and company for a home in the steel city with Ben Roethlisberger.
When answering questions from reporters, Moore told Steelers.com, "I feel like the new kid at school all over again," "Just getting used to how practices are run here and how things go throughout the day. I am coming here trying to work hard and show some of the young guys how to be a pro and hopefully make some plays out here."
Moore is spot on in his calculation of a very young wide receiving corps that looks to Antonio Brown as its veteran on the team. Moore will be looking to replace Jerricho Cotchery's production last season, which won't be an easy task as Cotchery caught a team high 10 touchdowns last season.
Whether Moore will be deployed in the slot or a wideout opposite Brown will depend on an intriguing training camp battle with second year wideout Markus Wheaton. Regardless of where Moore plays, the veteran realizes that it will be up to him to develop a rapport with Roethlisberger that will not only help his production, but make the offense better in the process. ""It’s coming along well [working with Roethlisberger]," "That is the thing that is going to make us work well together, being in constant communication and understanding what each guy is thinking, getting on the same page." "I think that is the most important thing for a new receiver with a quarterback who has been somewhere for a long time, doing what you can to get on the same page."
Getting on the same page will be crucial for the Steelers' offensive success in 2014,