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Hard Hat Award (Div. Playoffs, vs. Balt.)

January 18, 2011 by Still Mill

2010 Hardhat Game #17 vs. Balt

Hard Hat Award (Div. Playoffs, vs. Balt.)

Stillers DE Brett Keisel and FS Ryan Clark are the co-winners 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.


Keisel had a monster of a game against the PoeBirds, ravaging the Woodpeckers both in run defense as well as pass harassment.He stuffed Rice for 1 yard on the 2nd series.He helped force the Harrison sack in the 3Q.Amidst a massive scrum, he somehow recovered the Jacco fumble, and stuffed a delay handoff in the 4Q for -1.���� He also read and sniffed out a screen late in the 3Q, forcing a TA.�� This was as good as it gets for a DE in this 3-4 defense.


Clark, who has been a defensive starter for 6-some seasons, has never won the coveted Hard Hat Award.He finally snapped this long, inglorious streak with some tough play against the hated Ravens.He caught a Dong INT when Jacco overthrew Heap by about 19 feet in the 3Q.�� He flashed up and nabbed Boldin on a bubble screen for -2.�� He busted up a pass to Heap on 3d & 7 early on.��� He tackled McGayboy for -2 on a run.�� In 1 of the biggest plays of the game, he helped spark the comeback from 21-7 by forcing a fumble by Gay Rice, although Rice was foolishly holding the ball like a loaf of bread.His main boner was launching himself, blindly and helmet first, at Ike and injuring Ike in the 1st half, but fortunately Ike was able to come back soon thereafter.��


Honorable mention goes to James Harrison, ike Taylor, Tonio Brown, and Ziggy Hood, and Larry Timmons.�� It bears repeating that, when numerous Stillers are being considered for The Hard Hat, it typically means a winning effort.��


Kudos to Brett and Ryan for winning the Hard Hat Award.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

Game #14, vs. Jets:No One

Game #15, vs Panthers: Ryan Mundy

Game #16, @ Clev: Mike Wallace and Stevenson Sylvester


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