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Hard Hat Award (Game #13, @ Cleveland)

December 15, 2009 by Still Mill


Hard Hat Award (Game #13, @ Cleveland)

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 yet another lethargic effort, this time versus the 1-11 Browns, the team slopped and slathered its way thru 60 minutes of lukewarm, uninspired football.   The hitting was weak and feeble, as evidenced by the Browns� rushing for 171 yards.   The special teams was once again a cluster.   The offense never once imposed its will on the opposing defense, despite this being a Clev defense that ranked dead last in the NFL and also missing 5 starters.  


Few, if any, players were in consideration after this vomity slopfest.    Brett Keisel drew some consideration for his continued solid play.   He seems to be one of the few players who hasn�t yet mailed it in. 


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.  Given the poor effort and lack of toughness this past Sunday -- especially on the defense -- it should come as no surprise that the Stillers got beaten.  


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



Previous 2009 Hard Hat Winners:


Game #1, vs. Tenn.:  Jamie Harrison and Keyaron Fox

Game #2, @ Chicago:  No one

Game #3, @ Cinci:  Mike Wallace  (honorable mention to Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric)

Game #4, vs. San Diego:  Rashard Mendenhall and Chris Kemoeatu

Game #5, @ Detroit:  Jamie Harrison

Game #6, vs. Cleveland:  Larry Timmons

Game #7, vs. Minnesota:  James Farrior

Game #8, @ Denver:  Ty Carter and  Brett Keisel

Game #9, vs. Cinci:  No one

Game #10, @ KC: Rashard Mendenhall

Game #11, @ Baltimore: Dennis Dixon 

Game #13, vs. Oak:  No one



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