Punters, by the very nature of their sit-around-and-wait job, possess plenty of time to watch everything that goes on around them.

Brian Moorman didn't need long to understand why the Steelers reached the Super Bowl twice in the past five seasons.

“It's a great experience to come here and see how coach (Mike) Tomlin leads this team and what a great coach he is,” Moorman said. “He is a breath of fresh air.”

Especially to a player who, from 2001-12, played for a string of losing-record coaches in Buffalo, including Gregg Williams, Dick Jauron and Chan Gailey.

Moorman has played for only one winning team in 12 seasons, hence his attraction to the Steelers.

The Steelers' attraction to Moorman as a free agent is that he is expected to provide considerable training camp competition to Drew Butler, who was in the mid-range of NFL punters during his 2012 rookie season.

Butler and Moorman will take part in one of the Steelers' more understated position battles during camp, which opens July 26.

Moorman, a two-time Pro Bowler, was cut by the Bills a month into last season, but quickly hooked on with Dallas.

His own 2012 season was average by his standards, but he provides the Steelers with an experienced option if they don't like how Butler performs during camp.