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BlitzburghRockCity
01-25-2007, 09:51 PM
Koopa brought up a point about Heath in another thread and it got me thinking. Cowher, no matter how much talent he had at TE with Bruener and now Heath Miller, never used the TE to their full potential in the passing game yet everytime they touch the ball its money !

How much will Tomlin actually take advantage of a weapon like Heath? I would hope he takes full advantage of him. This guy can be HUGE for us week in and week out.

House of Steel
01-25-2007, 09:52 PM
I mentioned that too in the other thread, Why don't they just hire Koopa as the QB coach and tell Ben to throw the damn ball to Heath. LMAO.

BlitzburghRockCity
01-25-2007, 09:54 PM
Good God, Koopa as a coach? !! Talk about a power trip going out of control !

I really think Heath is a top 5 TE in this league easily if he is used correctly.

Black@Gold Forever32
01-25-2007, 09:55 PM
Hasn't this question been asked since the 1970's? Its seems like every year the quesiton is asked will the Steelers throw to the TE more.lol I know Eric Green had some really good years for the Steelers in the early 1990's but other then that the TE is just an extra blocker for the running game.

As for Tomlin and the TE. Maybe we should ask will Arians use the TE more since he is the OC and is really the one that will come up with the game plans. I think Heath Miller can be a huge weapon for Ben. I guess we just have to hope that Tomlin/Arians will wake the hell up and know that they have a TE that could be huge in the passing game.

SteelersfaninPhilly
01-25-2007, 10:02 PM
If we use miller more I will be shocked.

SteelerSal
01-25-2007, 10:16 PM
There is no reason why Miller should not be mentioned with the likes of Shocky, Gates and Crumpler. He was a dangerous weapon at Virginia and so far he has been a waste of talent with us. I hope he finally gets the chance to show us his receiving skills with our new coach. You would of thought with Whiz being an ex-TE he would of had alot more plays to Miller the last few years.

BlitzburghRockCity
01-25-2007, 11:13 PM
Hasn't this question been asked since the 1970's? Its seems like every year the quesiton is asked will the Steelers throw to the TE more.lol I know Eric Green had some really good years for the Steelers in the early 1990's but other then that the TE is just an extra blocker for the running game.

As for Tomlin and the TE. Maybe we should ask will Arians use the TE more since he is the OC and is really the one that will come up with the game plans. I think Heath Miller can be a huge weapon for Ben. I guess we just have to hope that Tomlin/Arians will wake the hell up and know that they have a TE that could be huge in the passing game.

That's one of the things that makes it so interesting is that since the 70's we've only had 2 coaches and neither of them used the TE much. So is Tomlin going to break the mold and use this wicked weapon that's money in the bank every time he touches the ball? or will he follow suit and Heath goes through is Steeler career with less than 30 catches a season and a few TD's.

Black@Gold Forever32
01-25-2007, 11:26 PM
That's one of the things that makes it so interesting is that since the 70's we've only had 2 coaches and neither of them used the TE much. So is Tomlin going to break the mold and use this wicked weapon that's money in the bank every time he touches the ball? or will he follow suit and Heath goes through is Steeler career with less than 30 catches a season and a few TD's.

Hey Top lets email Tomlin on a dailey basis stating throw the ball to Heath. Maybe that will do the trick?

BlackGold4vr
01-25-2007, 11:35 PM
If we don't beef up the offensive line you can bet that Heath Miller will be left in to block more often than not. That is what happened this past year! We couldn't protect Ben with our front five so we had to put in max protection packages. I wouldn't be upset if we took an OL like Levi Brown or Joe Staley in the first round and Ryan Kalil C in the second. Tony Hunt or Michael Bush in the third and a DE or OLB in the fourth. All I know is this, against the better defenses this past year our O-line was manhandled like they were a pop warner unit. San Diego's Jamal Williams threw Jeff Hartings around like a limp ragdoll and I don't even want to describe what the Ravens did to our O-line TWICE Things were not much better with the Jags. Defending superbowl champs SHUT OUT! EMBARASSING! Even Alan Faneca is going into his 10th year and he is our Pro-Bowler. We have to address the O-line NOW! Hartings should retire. An O-line that is soft up the middle is not going to enjoy much success.

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AZ_Steeler
01-25-2007, 11:43 PM
It would be nice to Miller get used a little more. The TE can always be that secrect weapon that helps win ball games. IMO Miller has the potential to be on the greats with Gonzales and Gates but he's never quite been used like they have. Only time will tell though how Tomlin intends to use Miller and hopefully it's in a positive way!

Koopa
01-25-2007, 11:45 PM
That's one of the things that makes it so interesting is that since the 70's we've only had 2 coaches and neither of them used the TE much. So is Tomlin going to break the mold and use this wicked weapon that's money in the bank every time he touches the ball? or will he follow suit and Heath goes through is Steeler career with less than 30 catches a season and a few TD's.

if we don't get heath more involved his steeler career will end when his rookie contract ends.....also, both seasons he's had over 30 catches lol

TEEMONT
01-25-2007, 11:56 PM
I dunno how great of a recieving tight end Breuner was, but MIller IMO could be top 5 EASY!

Throw him the damn ball, I don't care if we set up screens for him, leak him out to the flats, our hit him on a pop pass, GIVE HIM THE DAMN BALL!!

BlitzburghRockCity
01-25-2007, 11:59 PM
Bruener was a great receiving TE at Washington when he came out of college. We all thought or atleast hoped he'd get alot of touches when we drafted him but he did still work out great for us for a long time and was the best blocking TE in the league hands down while he was with us.

Miller can be outstanding, Im hoping he gets atleast 50+ catches this year and a half dozen TD's atleast. That might be a pipe dream given our history but I can wish right !

Koopa
01-26-2007, 12:02 AM
Bruener was a great receiving TE at Washington when he came out of college. We all thought or atleast hoped he'd get alot of touches when we drafted him but he did still work out great for us for a long time and was the best blocking TE in the league hands down while he was with us.

Miller can be outstanding, Im hoping he gets atleast 50+ catches this year and a half dozen TD's atleast. That might be a pipe dream given our history but I can wish right !

well the half dozen tds isn't a pipe dream cause he had 6 last year and 5 this year......50+ catches is, we don't throw enough, hines can barely pull that off lol..... i think we just need to get him the ball at least 3-4 times a game, this year it seemed he wasn't even looked at for 5 weeks in a row lol.....i'd just hope he'd

Black@Gold Forever32
01-26-2007, 12:03 AM
Bruener was a great receiving TE at Washington when he came out of college. We all thought or atleast hoped he'd get alot of touches when we drafted him but he did still work out great for us for a long time and was the best blocking TE in the league hands down while he was with us.

Miller can be outstanding, Im hoping he gets atleast 50+ catches this year and a half dozen TD's atleast. That might be a pipe dream given our history but I can wish right !

Well a half of dozen TD's for Miller isn't out of the question. He had five this past year and six his rookie year. The 50+catches would be nice.:bigthumb:

BlitzburghRockCity
01-26-2007, 12:15 AM
He is money in the redzone, the guy is always open and nobody ever seems to pay attention to him slipping off the block and into the back of the endzone. If he makes 50 catches this year that means we are looking to him alot, he's moving the chains, scoring points, keeping drives alive, and gives us another viable option to throw too. That also takes more pressure off Hines because you can't double everybody.

If we are a smart football team Heath becomes Ben's best friend and safety valve every time possible.

Koopa
01-26-2007, 12:21 AM
He is money in the redzone, the guy is always open and nobody ever seems to pay attention to him slipping off the block and into the back of the endzone. If he makes 50 catches this year that means we are looking to him alot, he's moving the chains, scoring points, keeping drives alive, and gives us another viable option to throw too. That also takes more pressure off Hines because you can't double everybody.

If we are a smart football team Heath becomes Ben's best friend and safety valve every time possible.

you know, thinking about it, 50 catches isn't to far off, he had 34 this year, what's 16 more thrown his way through out a 16 game season......ppl say ben needs a big target, that's why we need a big wr..... you can tell they ain't steeler fans and just look at the wr's height chart........ we've had that big target for 2 years now........ F U C K, i hate not really knowing what our offensive philosophy is gonna be, i know it's gonna be running, but i wish i knew how he's gonna us are receiving talent cause we got a lot, hines, holmes, and miller...... damn is it july yet, i want training camp to be here already lol

BlitzburghRockCity
01-26-2007, 08:08 AM
The waiting is the worst part right ! We all know we're going to be a run first, physical football team but waiting to see how he's going to use our weapons like Hines, Santonio, and Heath is killing me.

K Train
01-26-2007, 10:57 AM
damnit tomlin i want shockey numbers this year!