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Weekly Hard Hat Winner Announced (Game 10, @ Tenn)

November 29, 2001 by Still Mill


Stewart Wins Weekly Hard Hat Award (Game #10, @ Tenn.)

Stiller QB Kordell Stewart 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.

Because of the criteria for the Hard Hat Award, you don't often see a QB win the coveted weekly honor. But Stewart truly had a Had Hat kind of game, and combined with a dearth of other nominations, he was deemed the winner by the committee. What really won the award for Stewart was his willingness to stay in, in the face of pressure, and complete several critical passes in the Stillers' win over the Titans. Contrary to public opinion, the Stiller O-line did not have a good game. The leakage and allowance of easy penetration was the worst this line has allowed all season, and Stewart was continually having to throw through a maze of arms and bodies, as well as absorbing many a hit just after he released a pass. Nonetheless, Stew was on the money with most of these throws. His best effort may have been the curl to Ward shortly before the Burress TD pass, in which Stew threaded a pass through a couple onrushing defenders and into an area the size of a shoebox, where only Ward could have snared the ball. He also dashed 48 yards for a key TD in the 2nd half.

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

Previous Winners:

Week 9, vs. Jax: Joey Porter and Kendrell Bell

Week 8, @ Clev: Jerome Bettis

Week 7, vs. Balt: Oliver Ross

Week 6 vs. Tenn: Kendrell Bell

Week 5, @ Tampa: Joey Porter

Week 4, @ KC: Kendrell Bell

Week 3, vs. Cinci: Aaron Smith

Week 2, @ Buff: Hines Ward

Week 1, @ Jax: Joey Porter

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