Posted January 12, 2013 on AP on Fox
Zach Miller came to Seattle in 2011 with a big contract and a penchant for catching a lot of passes. After the tight end spent his first season with the Seahawks mainly as a blocker and catching very few balls, there were plenty of questions about whether the team made a smart investment. If they weren't before, those questions were gone after Miller's performance in last Sunday's wild-card playoff victory over Washington. ''He'd like to do everything and catch 10 balls a game, but in the system the way it is, he's there for really opportunities and to make things happen when he gets his chances, and he's done a great job,'' Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. That deal Miller signed in 2011 possibly paid for itself with his performance in the Washington win. Miller caught just four passes but they might have been the four biggest receptions in his two seasons in Seattle. He twice converted third-and-long situations on drives that led to poin...
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