On Sunday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers opened their 2019 season on the road against the New England Patriots in Foxboro.
The game did not go well for Pittsburgh as the Steelers scored just three points on the night in a 33-3 loss. Star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger looked flustered by the Patriots defense and struggled to hit his receivers.
One receiver he did hit on several occasions, Donte Moncrief, dropped a handful of passes that were right in his hands.
Moncrief spoke with reporters on Wednesday afternoon and assessed his performance.
Here’s what he had to say, via the Trib Live:
“It’s sickening when you watch it and you know the plays you were supposed to make and you didn’t make them. You see them and you’re like, ‘Gosh, I’ve got to make that.’ … I went home and went straight to sleep. It hurt me so I had to put that away. It’s a new week. It’s time to go.”
The wide receiver pulled in three catches for 7 yards on 10 targets in the loss.
Moncrief signed a two-year deal with the Steelers before the 2019 season. He previously played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts.
Reports out of camp suggested he would emerge as the No. 2 behind JuJu Smith-Schuster this season. He’ll need to step up this weekend when the Seattle Seahawks come to town.