Bruce Arians: 'Heath Miller is the best tight end in the NFL'
By Simon Sinclair, Reporter
Filed: Friday, February 21, 2014
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians believes that Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller is the best in the NFL because of his ability as a blocker.
Arians used to coach Miller at the Steelers as his offensive coordinator and feels that he provides better value at the position over players who just catch passes.
He told reporters: "The tight end for me, I'm old school. You've got to block first and catch passes,.
"That's why I loved Heath Miller. I still think Heath Miller's the best tight end in the National Football League, not because he catches 90 passes, because he blocks big defensive ends, and he catches about 60-70 passes.
"The guys that line up as wide receivers might get tagged as wide receivers. But, you know, tight ends for me block first, catch second."
Arians had an excellent first season at the Cardinals guiding them to a 10-6 record in 2013.