After eight seasons catching passes from Drew Brees in New Orleans, wide receiver Lance Moore went to Pittsburgh this offseason, where he has begun work with Ben Roethlisberger. Moore was recently asked to compare the two quarterbacks, and Saints fans weren’t all happy with what he said.
“I would say that Ben has a little bit stronger of an arm, maybe a lot stronger arm,” Moore told ESPN. “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.”
Saints fans who saw those comments went after Moore on Twitter, prompting Moore to respond.
“Everybody down south is mad now? Never said I disliked Drew or am not thankful for my time w him. Wouldn’t be where I am w/o him. Chill out,” Moore told Saints fans on Twitter.
Although Moore’s comment about Roethlisberger having a stronger arm than Brees got most of the attention, Moore had high praise for both quarterbacks.
“I definitely count my blessings every day to be able to play with somebody like a Brees or a Roethlisberger,” Moore said. “Honestly, leaving New Orleans was kind of scary for me because I had that comfort in a quarterback that had broken so many records and obviously won a Super Bowl. To get somewhere like the Pittsburgh Steelers that has a quarterback that has won a couple of Super Bowls, it is definitely something that I am thankful for.”
Those are comments that fans in both Pittsburgh and New Orleans should appreciate.