The 24-year-old understands the chant is an honor and also a callback to retired Steelers tight end Heath Miller, who spent 11 seasons as Ben Roethlisberger's security blanket. The vast majority of Miller's 592 receptions were met with the crowd - no matter the venue - bellowing ''Heeeeeeeeeath'' after those receptions. Miller retired after the 2015 season.
Steelers WR Diontae Johnson racked up 11 targets among 28 Kenny Pickett pass attempts in Sunday's win over the Falcons. That marked a 39.3% target share, in a game that saw no other Steeler top 5 looks. TE Pat Freiermuth finished 2nd, catching 3 of 5 targets for 76 yards. RB Jaylen Warren was the only other Pittsburgh player to catch more than 1 pass. WRs George Pickens and Steven Sims matched Warren at 2 targets. Pickens caught just 1 ball for 2 yards. Next for Pittsburgh comes the season's 1st matchup with the Ravens, who have been playing the run tougher than the pass.
Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth led Pittsburgh with 76 receiving yards, but it was Atlanta's lack of execution late that decided this game.
PITTSBURGH (AP) George Pickens called it back in April. Fast forward seven months and the combination the Steelers hoped would eventually flourish is thriving, perhaps even earlier than anyone anticipated. No other skill position player on the Steelers - not 2021 Pro Bowl wide receiver Diontae Johnson, not tight end Pat Freiermuth, not running back Najee Harris - seems to engender as much trust in Pickett as the 6-foot-3 Pickens.
Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth didn t do much on Monday night, but don t give up on him this week.