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View Poll Results: What do you think about Heath Miller?
He's the best...even better than Antonio Gates 8 10.67%
He is a top 5 TE in the league 56 74.67%
He is a middle of the pack guy (13-19) 10 13.33%
He is terrible 1 1.33%
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:13 PM   #1
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Default Heath Miller is overrated

Before we used to say Heath Miller is a top 5 TE but he doesn't get his credit because the Steelers ask him to do so much blocking and the receiving TEs get all the glory.

He had a decent year last year with 76 catches.

Still I would put him towards the middle of the pack. I can think of 10 guys I would rather have and here's why.

-Heath hardly gets YAC. maybe he has trouble getting separation. I know he has solid hands but YAC can be important sometimes.
-Heath never goes deep like some other teams TEs
-Even though Heath is praised for his blocking, I don't think he is the key to our run blocking and success in the run whenever I see a good run. I also don't think he is the key to pass blocking. Other TEs can do equal job blocking yet shine more with receptions.
-He could be better in the Red Zone

I know I will get rose colored responses with some even thinking he is better than Antonio Gates but with the rise of some pretty good TEs in the league, it is hard to argue that heath is top 10.

Edit: I change my mind to about 9th or 10th or so. So Yes...top 10 but not top 5.

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Old 09-23-2010, 06:16 PM   #2
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Cool Re: Heath Miller is overrated

Heath Miller is pretty average in my opinion.

He is a good possession TE though personally, I think he is a rather piss-poor blocker. Not sure where you've seen or heard praise about his blocking, SK.

If there is something we can agree on, he is certainly NOT a Top 10 TE.
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:17 PM   #3
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Default Re: Heath Miller is overrated

Hmmmmmm yah. How bout you go grow a brain first and then post next time. Anyone who says Heath Miller is overrated is either retarded or has no brain.....
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:19 PM   #4
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Default Re: Heath Miller is overrated

I love Heath Miller because he can block and catch. There aren't many tight ends that can do both well. I know there are tight ends who can block better than Miller and I know there are ones with better hands and speed, but he's very well balanced. Though he does get called for holding a lot, but tightends usually do because they are on the outside and refs see them them most.
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:23 PM   #5
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Default Re: Heath Miller is overrated

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Heath Miller is pretty average in my opinion.

He is a good possession TE though personally, I think he is a rather piss-poor blocker. Not sure where you've seen or heard praise about his blocking, SK.

If there is something we can agree on, he is certainly NOT a Top 10 TE.
The blocking thing is the excuse they used to make for him before last year when he had all those catches. They would say the Steelers ask him to block and he is one of the best etc. I think other TE can block just as well. He is no special blocker.

Meanwhile I'd rather have a Gates, Gonzalez, Cooley, Witten, Clark...even this new guy Hernandez from the Patriots looks like he can get YAC and he gets open.

If we can ever find an elite TE that can stretch the field and is a terror in the Red Zone, we should take him.

There are a lot of non-famous TEs who are better.
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:25 PM   #6
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Hmmmmmm yah. How bout you go grow a brain first and then post next time. Anyone who says Heath Miller is overrated is either retarded or has no brain.....
You are so adult-like...Ivy League educated is my guess.
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Default Re: Heath Miller is overrated

This has to be one of the most moronic posts I've ever seen. To say that Heath is not a top 10 TE is absolutely ridiculous. He's always come through in the clutch when Ben was the QB. Right now, you can pretty much say everyone stinks because we don't have a decent O-line or QB. We're getting by on defense - we don't have an offense.
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Hmmmmmm yah. How bout you go grow a brain first and then post next time. Anyone who says Heath Miller is overrated is either retarded or has no brain.....
yea i was thinking the same thing maybe he meant underrated
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I love Heath Miller because he can block and catch. There aren't many tight ends that can do both well. I know there are tight ends who can block better than Miller and I know there are ones with better hands and speed, but he's very well balanced. Though he does get called for holding a lot, but tightends usually do because they are on the outside and refs see them them most.
I'm not saying he is bad. I'm saying he is a middle of the pack guy.

I think he has trouble getting separation.
He never goes medium-deep and before you blame Arians, if he could, I'm sure BA would send him. Even Greg Olsen can go medium deep.
Not a huge Red Zone threat.
No YAC

I don't have any real complaints about his blocking but I must say I do not believe he is the key to our pass or run blocking.

He does have dependable hands.
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hmmmm....

should i believe the opinion of jack del rio and other NFL professionals, or a steelers messageboard poster who is on a crusade to ban american cheese?
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