Dan Moore Jr. says Ben Roethlisberger talked to the offensive rookies about the 'Steeler Way'
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Steelers' fourth-round pick Dan Moore Jr. recently had a one-on-one interview with Missi Matthews of Steelers.com to talk about his transition from Texas A&M to Pittsburgh and the former Aggie says it's been a big adjustment.
"It's been different, definitely," Moore said about coming from Texas to the Steel City. "Coming from down South, everything's made different. There's hills and mountains I'm not used to (in Pittsburgh). Everything in Texas is flat and hot, can see heat waves everywhere. It's definitely a lot different, but it's a good different. I can tell it's going to be a really good transition. The people here are nice. I love the town. So, it's definitely going to be good."
Matthews also asked Moore about the dinner Ben Roethlisberger had at his house for the offensive rookies a few weeks ago during rookie minicamp.
"Yeah I was there, Ben just kind of gave us an insight of what it is to be a pro, specifically a professional on this team," Moore said. "Obviously people talk about the 'Steeler Way' and he gave us a little more insight of what that means. Some veteran rookie talk of just what to expect what's coming. How to take care of your body, how to last long in the NFL. Just basically some mentoring things."
Cameron Heyward and Roethlisberger were both at voluntary OTA practices this past week so they can form a relationship with the younger guys.
"For me and Ben, we try to cultivate relationships right now," Heyward said. "We try to learn different guys at positions. That just comes with time. I think there is growth that can happen for a younger guy talking to an older guy. Younger guys try to emulate older guys during this time."