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.
Game #2, @�
Game #3, @�
Game #4, vs. Balt:� Dan Sepulveda�
Game #5, vs. Clev:� Jamie Harrison
Game #6, @
Game #7, @
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:�