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Weekly Hard Hat Winner (Game #10)

November 15, 2000 by Still Mill


Bettis Wins Weekly Hard Hat Award (Game #10, vs. Philly)

Stiller RB Jerome Bettis 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.

Bettis had a superb outing against the Iggles, gaining 134 yards on 30 carries -- an impressive 4.5 yards a crack. What impressed me more as I broke down the tape, was the multi-faceted running Bettis did in this game. He combined just about everything you want to see in an NFL back -- vision; reading of blocks and holes; crisply cutting back when required; hitting the hole with authority; and ramming into would-be-tacklers with good forward-lean and power. I've seen Bettis run in every game he's played in a Stiller uniform, and this had to have been among his top 5 all-around efforts.

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

Previous Winners:

Game #9, vs. Tenn: Earl Holmes

Game #8, vs. Balt.: Dan Kreider

Game #7, vs. Cleve: Chris Fu

Game #6, vs. Cinci: D. Washington and Joey Porter

Game #5, vs. NYJ: Larry Tharpe

Game #4, vs. Jax: Kimo von Oelhofen

Game #3, vs. Tenn: Shar Pourdanesh

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