High hopes for Donte Moncrief in Pittsburgh

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As the Steelers clamor to replace the high-level production of receiver Antonio Brown, an unlikely candidate arrived in free agency, from the Jaguars.

Mark Kaboly of TheAthletic.com believes that Moncrief appeared to be a clear-cut No. 2 receiver during the offseason program.

“I wasn’t really sure what to expect when he came in,” quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said of Moncrief, via Kaboly. “I didn’t know him and now just getting to see his work ethic, the type of person he is, his desire to be great, his knowledge of the offense already. We’ll do no-huddle stuff and I’ll give him a signal and I’ll be like, ‘You good?’ and he’ll be like, ‘Yeah.’ He is in with coach [Darryl] Drake every single morning, pretty much all day.”

Kaboly envisions 50-60 catches and five or six touchdown receptions for Moncrief, who originally played for the Colts before a one-year stint in Jacksonville and who is competing with the likes of James Washington and Dionte Johnson for the starting spot across from JuJu Smith-Schuster, the 2018 team MVP who is now the No. 1 wideout.

7 responses to “High hopes for Donte Moncrief in Pittsburgh

  1. Wouldn’t it have made more sense to sign a Jaguar from the squad that clown-stomped the Steelers two years ago instead of a loser who dragged the team down to a 5-11 season? Not sure what the front office is thinking. Pretty sure they aren’t thinking at all.

  2. He showed some flashes for the Jags last year. But he has always been wildly inconsistent his entire career.

    He’ll have a few big games and then completely disappear.

  3. Wish we would have kept him since we have a real QB in Duval Co. now . I thought he looked good early but probably got tired of running routes knowing his QB wasn’t going to get it done.

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