Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin said today that tight end Heath Miller would be a full participant in practice this week. Typically by NFL standards that can be translated into, “Heath Miller will play on Sunday night.”
The return of Miller to the Steelers offense is currently running a close second to the return of the Messiah to Earth in terms of importance to Steelers’ fans.
The first two games of the season have shown how much Ben Roethlisberger relies on last year’s team MVP as his go-to receiver.
With Miller coming back the Steelers will obviously re-gain one of the best all-around tight ends in the league. Just as important is the threat he poses on the field and how he can open up things for the other receivers.
With no Heath Miller, Tennessee and Cincinnati had no reason to respect the tight end combo of David Paulson and David Johnson. This allowed them to focus their attention elsewhere leaving Roethlisberger few options.
That will change for the Bears on Sunda...