Originally written on Steelers Depot  |  Last updated 10/18/13
By Matthew Marczi Yesterday, we took a look at some of the lowlights exposed in tight end Heath Miller’s game against the New York Jets, during which he struggled to block on screen passes and also relinquished a sack. Yet he also managed a season-high in receiving yards that game, so it clearly could not have been all bad, so now it is time to take a look at some of the positives from Miller in the last game. Here he is being active in the running game, throwing a solid block on the edge on Calvin Pace, which opens up one of the few running lanes that Le’Veon Bell had all day. Unfortunately for all parties involved, a holding penalty on Kelvin Beachum brought this one back. Also note that the inability of Beachum and Will Johnson to sustain their blocks on this play is what causes the run to die where it does. Miller walls off Pace long enough to get Bell through the hole. He should have had a clear path, or at least a one-on-one opportunity against a defensive back, out of this with proper blocking. A few plays after that aborted carry, Miller gave up his first sack of the year to Garrett McIntyre, being beaten soundly off the edge. But he made up for it on the next play. The Steelers are essentially in a three tight end set here, with Johnson filling that role, lined up outside of Miller, who is lined up outside of David Paulson. All three spread their routes, with Miller going down the seam. In reality, Miller should not have even been allowed to get into position to make this grab by the defensive back, who never gets his head turned around. Perhaps Ben Roethlisberger noticed this; or, perhaps he just has a whole lot of trust in his tight end to give him the chance to go up and make a play. On this occasion, he does just that, making a nice adjustment to bring the pass in 31 yards down the field. Here we have a decent blocking set up that should get Le’Veon Bell one-on-one with a defensive back. Miller does his part against the defensive end, and Jerricho Cotchery lands his block, but Emmanuel Sanders does not get enough here on Antonio Cromartie, which allows the defense to pinch in on Bell. Even though Bell ends up trucking the defensive back he should have been left isolated with, the delay provided by the pinch allows the rest of the defense ample opportunity to catch up to the play, especially after the corner gets his hands on Bell’s foot, which ends up going for just two yards, despite some fine blocking by both Miller and Cotchery. Some Positives From Heath Miller In New York is a post from: Steelers Depot
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Giants’ rookie Tomlinson blasts a grand slam for first MLB home run

Coughlin treats training camp-weary Giants to ‘spa day’

Wilson: Comments about miracle water ‘perceived wrong’

Ryan Mallett missed Texans practice after oversleeping

Report: Barry Bonds loses collusion case

Martavis Bryant reportedly failed multiple marijuana tests


Mortensen: Krafts called me to apologize amid Deflategate drama

Packers smart to sit Aaron Rodgers for rest of preseason

Is Rich Paul steering Tristan Thompson towards Toronto?

Kyrie Irving might not suit up for Cavaliers until January

Report: Martavis Bryant suspended four games

Phillies have finally escaped from payroll hell

WATCH: McElwain surprises six players with scholarships

LeBron James gives shout out to writer recovering from surgery

Frank Gore calls Andrew Luck ‘football God’

Eddie Royal joins the list of injured Bears receivers

Terry Stotts, Damian Lillard and the shapeless Trail Blazers

Jim Harbaugh thought phone call from Michael Jordan was a prank

The Buffalo Sabres have a 96% season ticket renewal rate

Karl-Anthony Towns is perfect for today's NBA

Serena’s grand slam bid prompts sell out of women’s US Open final

The Opening Drive: Utah alum Jordan Gross is fed up with the HarBros

In defense of Ryan Tannehill

Bowman: ‘Frustrating’ to lose Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks

Virginia Tech football’s alleged monetary fine system is ridiculous

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Barry Bonds loses collusion case

Packers smart to sit Rodgers for rest of preseason

Towns is perfect for today's NBA

The Opening Drive: Utah alum Jordan Gross is fed up with the HarBros

Five greatest NBAers without a ring

Exactly how bad is the NL East?

Five potential college football Week 1 shockers

Top 10 storylines for Week 3 of the NFL preseason

Wilson’s ‘Recovery Water’ plug sends the wrong message

The 12 most relevant teams in CFB

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker