Hard Hat Award (Game # 11, @ KC)
Stillers OLB Jason Worilds is the winner of the weekly Hard Hat Award, given to the Stiller player who best embodies the iron-tough, hard-as-steel attitude of the steel workers inside the blast furnace of a still mill.
Startign again in place of LaMarr Woodley, Worilds had his finest game as a pro player, with 4 solos, an assist, a sack, and a couple hurries. Of course, the Hard Hat is far more than mere paper-statistics. Worilds continually created havoc and showed strong hustle and gusto. He had good pressure on 3d & 6, 1st drive, to force a hasty incompletion. He then showed great hustle after rushing QB to come back and nab the WR on a 3rd down WR screen to stop the runner short of the sticks and force a punt. Many hulking, lazy OLBs would have been content to merely loop rush -- and then jog n� jake -- on this kind of play, but Worilds never allowed his motor to stop. Worilds also made a superb stop on a draw play at 8:40 4Q.
Others receiving consideration were CB Keenan Lewis and SS Ryan Mundy.
Kudos to Worilds for winning the Hard Hat Award. Wear the Hard Hat proudly, Jason !
Previous 2011 Hard Hat Winners:
Game #10, @ Cinci: William Gay
Game #9, vs. Balt: James Harrison and Max Starks
Game #8, vs. N.E.: Heath Miller and Ike Taylor
Game #7, @ Ariz: Antonio Brown
Game #6, vs. Jax: Troy Polamalu
Game #5, vs. Tenn: Ben Roethlisberger and Max Starks
Game #4, @ Houston: James Harrison and Troy Polamalu
Game #3, @ Indy: James Harrison and Troy Polamalu
Game #2, vs. Seattle: Mike Wallace and Troy Polamalu
Game #1, @ Balt: No One