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Hard Hat Award (Game #14, vs. Trippers)

December 21, 2010 by Still Mill

2010 Hardhat Game #14 vs. NYJ

Hard Hat Award (Game #14, vs. Trippers)

No one 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.


In a game that was there for the taking against a stumbling Trippers (Jets) team, the Stillers pissed away what should have been a �W� with slackly, lackluster play from the very start of the game.�� On the opening KO, the coverage team allowed a hole wide enough to fit a semi-trailer....sideways, giving up the easy TD.�� From there, is was one thing after another....grabass football, defenders getting trucked, offensive players flubbing plays, and so on.��


There were only a couple players in consideration by The Committee.�� Mendenhall ground out 100 yards on only 17 carries, with some strong north-south running.�� Wally chipped in with good RAC work and a solid block on a run.�� Ike had solid coverage all game long.�� But it wasn�t nearly enough to sway The Committee.


As is typical in a losing effort, no other Stillers were even in consideration by The Committee.�� It�s a rather sad situation when so few players gave the kind of effort expected for the Hard Hat against a conference rival.The defense was soft n� cheesy, the offense played grabass the entire game; and the spec teams were a total pile of vomit.�� It bears repeating that there is almost always -- if not always -- a strong correlation between the number of players in consideration for the Hard Hat, and if the team won or lost.Simply put, Hard Hat kind of football leads to victory; pansy football (a term used here long before Troy Pola popularized it) leads to defeat.


Kudos to no one for winning the Hard Hat Award.Don�t wear the Hard Hat proudly, fellas. ��


Previous 2010 Hard Hat Winners:


Game #1, vs. Atlanta:Larry Timmons and Maurkice Pouncey

Game #2, @Tenn.:Larry Timmons and Jamie Harrison

Game #3, @Tampa: Jamie Harrison and Doug Legursky

Game #4, vs. Balt:Dan Sepulveda

Game #5, vs. Clev:Jamie Harrison

Game #6, @ Miami:Hines Ward

Game #7, @ N. Orleans: Larry Timmons

Game #8, @ Cinci:Larry Timmons and Jason Worilds

Game #9, vs. N.E.: Mewelde Moore

Game #10, vs. Oak:�� James Harrison and Anthony Madison

Game #11, @ Buff:James Harrison and Shaun Suisham

Game #12, @ Balt:Benji Roethlisberger

Game #13, vs. Cinci:Troy Polamalu



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