Originally Posted by mc7791
to me it says a lot about Steve since his morals is the basis for his actions as Captain America. We see that very apparent long before Steve becomes Cap.
That's kind of my point.
In CA:TFA, we see the things that make Steve Captain America.
In The Avengers, we don't really. Or the thing he does are matched by others, who bring stuff to the table that Steve doesn't.
So the impression that I got is that Natasha, Clint, et all, follow Steve not because of events that happened in another movie. Which is pretty lazy, if you ask me.