When Pittsburgh Steelers’ Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley made his first comments after accepting the job, the first player he mentioned wasn’t Mike Wallace or Ben Roethlisberger. Oddly enough, it was tight end Heath Miller who Haley spoke of in glowing terms.
After the first three games of 2012, it’s easy to see why Haley was so enamored with the talented tight end from the University of Virginia. Miller has 15 receptions for 129 yards and four touchdowns including two last week. His average of 8.6 yards per reception is a statistic that screams of the success of the Steelers on third downs. It also shows how much faith Ben Roethlisberger has in him as well.
One of Miller’s greatest assets has been his durability. Now in his 8th year, Miller has missed just four games over the span of his career which is pretty remarkable for a tight end. He is a tremendous blocker at the point of attack and blocks down-field as well as receiver or tight end in the league.
Statistically speaking, ...