4 Steelers that should be inducted into the Hall of Honor
By Andrew Falce
When you look back at the Steelers’ recent track record of receiving threats, the most dependable and consistent had to have been Hines Ward. Beyond that though, Heath Miller was a primary safety threat for this passing game and a balanced blocker as well. No, he lacked the flash of some of the modern-day receiving tight ends, but he was a consistent and dependable target for this team every week.
He was as dependable as they came, only missing eight games during his career. In that span, his worst receiving season came as a sophomore, when he posted a career-low 393 yards receiving. Sure, his yards per catch numbers waned in his later years and by the end of his career he didn’t do much more than catch the ball and fall forward, but his consistency and dependability make him worthy of this accolade.
Now, Hines Field still cheers “HEATH!” whenever a tight end catches a pass. It seems appropriate that every fan can cheer his name for him one last time. No, his receiving numbers pale in comparison to modern tight ends. Heck, even complete options like Jason Witten look better than Miller on paper, but he was instrumental to this team’s offensive success and has to be recognized for it.