Originally Posted by mc7791
I respectfully disagree. After Coulson dies the exchange between Cap and Tony has a lot of weight to me. Tony is right that they are not soldiers but he also realizes from what Cap says that they have to find it within themselves to work together, get beyond self doubt and animosity, and find a way to prevail. Also when Banner arrives at the final battle he knows that Cap will direct the team in the right to protect New York. Cap may have not had any real drown out interactions with any one member of the team but them taking orders from him when it counts goes a long way and speaks to Cap's strength of character IMO.
I did say that Steve had meaningful interactions with Tony, he just didn't with anyone else.
The reason the others follow him is because he's Captain America, rather than stuff he did it in the span of this movie.
I think it says more about the Avengers that they follow him than it says about Steve.