Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Blogger Blitz: Resurgence of Heath Miller
By Jamison Hensley
Steelers tight end Heath Miller is on pace to have a career season. He's projected to have 80 catches (which would surpass his previous high of 76 in 2009) and 14 touchdowns (which would double his previous career best).
Miller has excelled the most when the Steelers get inside the 20-yard line. His 16 red zone targets lead the NFL and is one more than Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. Miller has also been targeted in the end zone nine times, which is tied for third in the NFL.
Miller's 7-yard touchdown catch Sunday was the 37th of his career, which ties Elbie Nickel (37) for the most receiving touchdowns by a Steelers tight end. He also has 4,200 career receiving yards, which moves him past Plaxico Burress for the seventh-most in franchise history.