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Hard Hat Award (Super Bowl, vs. Packers)

February 14, 2011 by Still Mill

2010 Hardhat Game #19 vs. GB

Hard Hat Award (Super Bowl, vs. Packers)

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 readily there for the taking, no one on the entire team stepped forward with the kind of hard-hitting, game-changing play that is expect of this august committee.��


As is typical in a losing effort -- especially in a beating like this one -- very few Stillers were even in consideration by The Committee.�� Randle El showed some terrific gusto and enthusiasm -- which was all too lacking across the entire rest of the roster -- with 2 superb catches and a strong run to the pylon for a 2-pointer.�� Miller had good blocking at the POA.That was about it.��� Most everyone else was error prone, feeble, tentative, and soft.��� Of course, the coaching staff did nothing to promulgate a Hard Hat effort, playing a sit-back defense that rarely harassed the QB and even less rarely punished receivers and ballcarriers.


Most every other player mimicked the defensive coordinator and played a yellow, callow, chickenshit brand of football.�� 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

Game #14, vs. Jets:No One

Game #15, vs Panthers: Ryan Mundy

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

AFC Div. Playoffs, vs. Balt:Brett Keisel and Ryan Clark

AFCC, vs. Jets:Rashard Mendenhall


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