Leaders all lead in a different ways. Some are the loud and boisterous leaders, think Joey Porter. Some are the field generals who are basically coaches on the field, think Ben Roethlisberger, and some are the quiet leaders who say little, but lead by example, think Heath Miller.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have been fortunate to have a variety of leaders walk through the tunnel wearing the black and gold, and it truly takes a mixture of all types of leaders to make a football team successful. Miller isn't known as a guy to do more than lead the way and show players how their job should be done, but when Antonio Brown was publicly lamenting his lack of production and receptions leading up to the Kansas City Chiefs Week 7 game Miller didn't keep quiet.
While on Steelers Nation Radio Tuesday night, Brown spoke of Miller pulling him aside and telling him to keep the talk about him not getting receptions quiet.
A. Brown said H. Miller pulled him aside 2 weeks ago. Said not to complain bout not getting ball. Miller said it's no big deal #Steelers— Dale Lolley (@dlolleyor) October 28, 2015
Brown spoke of Miller simply reminding him this game is about the team, and not the individual, and the message certainly seemed to stick with the All Pro wide receiver. During the interview he mentioned how it helped keep him focused, but I'm sure the fact he had 6 catches for 124 yards against the Chiefs last week helped him get over the lack of production he was pointing towards the week prior.
Brown seemed to beam from ear-to-ear when talking about getting his quarterback back on the field, and why wouldn't he? With Ben Roethlisberger on the field, Brown's production has been through the roof. Roethlisberger looks set to return to the starting lineup against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8 at Heinz Field.