Hard Hat Award (Game #6, @ Cinci)
Stillers RB Mewelde Moore 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.
- 2-yd. TD catch, 1Q.
- 13-yd. TD run, 3Q
- On 1st down from the Pit 9 after a Cinci punt,
- Later in the 4Q,
The late sequence is what nailed the Hard Hat down for
Others receiving consideration from The Committee were Hines Ward, whose legal block broke the jaw of LB D. Rivers; LBs Larry Timmons & Jamie Harrison; and rookie OG Darnell Stapleton. 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; pansie football (a term used here long before Troy Pola popularized it) leads to defeat.
Previous 2008 Hard Hat Winners:
Week 1, vs.
Week 2, @ Clev: Keyaron Fox and Jamie Harrison
Week 3, @ Phil:
Week 4, vs. Balt: Jamie Harrison and LeMarr Woodley
Week 5, @ Jax: Ben Roethlisberger