Zereoue Wins Weekly Hard Hat Award (Game #13, @ Baltimore)
Stiller RB Amos Zereoue 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 third-year RB from WVU, who�d been banished to bench duty the past two seasons, responded with his best career NFL effort in the huge win over the rival Ravens. It wasn�t merely the yardage (73 yards on 16 carries) that impressed the committee, but more so Amoz�s ability to make something out of nothing, and his gritty 2nd, 3rd, even 4th effort on several of his runs. With Jerome Bettis not even dressed, AZ�s gutty effort against the Ravens vaunted defense culminated in a sterling 16-yard gain from the Ravens 20-yard line, in which Amoz adroitly cut back after reading a nice hole, and then refused to go down until he was gang tackled at the Raven 4-yard line. Amoz re-injured his banged-up shoulder on this play, but his work set up the Kreider TD run a few plays later, which sealed the win for the Black n� Gold. Earlier in the game, Amoz busted through a tackle and gained 8 yards on the fake-reverse. And on Stew�s scramble midway through the 3Q, Amoz had a nice pancake block to help lead the QB to a 13-yard gain. Amoz also helped chip in on pass protection on blitz pickups. This kind of hard-nosed play is what the Hard Hat is all about, and is what makes the Hard Hat Award the coveted award that it is.
Kudos to Amos for winning the weekly Hard Hat Award. Wear the Hard Hat proudly, Amos !!
Week 12, vs. NY Jets: Hines Ward
Week 11, vs. Minnesota: Troy Edwards
Week 10, @ Tenn: Kordell Stewart
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