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Weekly Hard Hat Winner Announced (Game 3, vs. Cin)

October 11, 2001 by Still Mill


A. Smith Wins Weekly Hard Hat Award (Game #3, vs. Cinci)

Stiller DE Aaron Smith is the winner of my 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.

The 3rd-year DE from Northern Colorado had 3 solos and 3 assists, as well as a sack, in the Stillers win over the Bungals.Of course, raw numeric production alone does not win a player the Hard Hat Award; rather, it�s the iron-tough, hard-as-steel attitude and on-field demeanor that ultimately wins a player the coveted Hard Hat.Smitty showed just that versus the Bengals, creating havoc in both the running and passing game.�� I was especially impressed with Smitter�s play against the run.�� At the point of attack, Smitty was stout and stingy, and facing a versatile cutback runner like Dillon, Smith was very smart and sensible -� as well as tenacious -� in sealing off Dillon�s cutback lanes.Smitty�s 1-handed sack of Kitna was as impressive as Levon Kirkland�s somewhat similar sack in Super Bowl 30, and it showed tremendous desire and guile on behalf of Smitty.

Others in contention were Jerome Bettis, Chad Scott, and Earl Holmes.

Kudos to Aaron for winning the weekly Hard Hat Award.Wear the Hard Hat proudly, Aaron !!

Previous Winners:

Week 1, @ Jax:Joey Porter

Week 2, @ Buff:Hines Ward


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