PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — As long as the Steelers consistently put the game in the hands of Ben Roethlisberger, the quarterback says, in turn, he’ll gladly put it in the hands of tight end Heath Miller.
“I’ve always looked for him. He’s always been a comfort zone…he’s a great teammate. Maybe the best teammate I’ve ever played with, on any level,” Roethlisberger said on the South Side Wednesday. “That’s a high compliment, but he deserves it.”
Through six games, Miller ranks second on the team with 290 yards and 31 receptions, and has accounted for five of Roethlisberger’s 11 touchdown passes. This weekend the Steelers go up against a defense that has allowed five touchdowns to tight ends.
“That touchdown he caught [last Sunday]…he gets hit by a bunch of guys, he holds on…you’ve got to enjoy throwing to a guy like that,” he added. “People are going to argue with numbers, but [he's the best] all-around tight end, no doubt about it.”
Ben lightheartedly described his relationship with the eight-year veteran, and also broke down the play of rookie counterpart Robert Griffin III:
Kickoff between the Steelers (3-3) and Washington Redskins (3-4) is set for 1:00 Sunday.