Thursday, February 25, 2016
Farewell, Heath Miller
The biggest sports news to hit Pittsburgh while I was away in Florida last week was the announcement by Steelers tight end Heath Miller that he was retiring from football after an eleven year career. As John Mehno put it in his Sunday column, if, as the Steelers fanatics believe, there really is a "Steelers Way", then Heath Miller was the embodiment of it. Never flashy, never a showboat, never looking out for anything other than what was best for the team, Miller is undeniably the greatest tight end in Steelers history. In fact, only Hines Ward has caught more passes in all of Steelers history. Think about that for a minute or two.
And even in his last act as a player, Miller informed the team of his plans to retire early in the off season so that the team could structure their draft and free agency plans knowing that he would no longer be a part of the team. Classy.
I would highly recommend that you read this piece by Bob Labriola that perfectly sums up the career of Heath Miller. It says it all.
So, farewell to Heath Miller, a two time Super Bowl Champion.