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Hard Hat Award (Game #7, @ New Orleans)

November 02, 2010 by Still Mill


Hard Hat Award (Game #7, @ New Orleans)

Stiller LB Larry Timmons 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.


Timmons led the way on defense with 11 solos in a very strong, stellar effort.   He played strong sideline-to-sideline linebacker, helping to bottle the run and making plays on passes.   He has multiple good open field tackles after short dumpoffs to receivers in space.  


Just a few weeks after being held to a paltry 14 yards of receiving against the PoeBirds, Ward had his best all-around game of the season, grabbing 7 passes for 131 yards.  His TD was simply an outstanding Hard Hat effort, as he ducked under a tackle on an out, then eluded a tackler at the 4 and then twisted into the EZ.   Hines had an incredible grab on a seamer late in the 2Q, in which he plucked a pass away from the DB in amazing fashion for a 26-yard gain.   He also had a key 4Q blitz pickup.  


There were only a couple other players in consideration by The Committee.   Mo Pouncey had a stellar game at center.   James Harrison had a high-revving, hard-nosed effort.   As is typical in a losing effort, no other Stillers were even in consideration by The Committee.   It�s a rather sad situation when so few players gave the kind of effort expected for the Hard Hat against the defending champs.  The defense was soft n� cheesy, and the offense played grabass the entire game.   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 Timmons for winning the Hard Hat Award.  Wear the Hard Hat proudly, Timmy ! 


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



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