Sunday, October 01, 2006

Hall of Injustice: Art Monk

Art Monk doing what he did best: making the difficult catch in traffic.

Hall of Fame defensive back Ronnie Lott said, “Art Monk was an example for Jerry Rice. That’s what Jerry always told me. There's nothing negative to say. He has the numbers, the catches, the championships. You have a Hall of Fame for all it represents. I know he represents all that it’s about: Integrity, love and passion for the game, community, what he gave back. Look how he conducted himself. Nobody I know deserves it more.”

Receptions: 940
Yards: 12,721
Touchdowns: 68

Postseason, 15 games
Receptions: 69
Yards: 1,062
Touchdowns: 7

Art Monk's records?

Nine times exceeded 50 catches in a season and five times gained more than 1,000 receiving yards. He also set NFL records for most catches in a season (106), and most consecutive games with at least one reception (164). His consecutive games with a reception streak extended to 183 games. In 1992, with his 820th career catch, he became the NFL's all-time leader in receptions. He finished his career with 940 receptions.

Art Monk had his best Superbowl performance in 1991 versus Buffalo, catching 7 for 113 yards enroute to the Redskins third World Championship Title.

Art Monk's rank among the league's all-time top 50 WR
Receptions: 6
Receiving yards: 9
Receiving TDs: 29t
Yards from scrimmage: 27

Unanimous Rookie of the Year 1980

Art Monk was the clutch receiver on the dominant Redskins teams of the 1980s. During his 14 seasons with the Redskins, the team won three Super Bowls (XVII, XXII, and XXVI) and had just three losing seasons.

Best season: in 1984 he caught eight or more passes in six games, had five games of 100 yards or more and in a game against the San Francisco 49ers caught 10 passes for 200 yards. His outstanding play earned him team MVP honors and his first Pro Bowl selection. His season totals of 106 catches for 1,372 yards were career highs.

Joe Gibbs called him the strongest outside receiver he'd ever coached, and was quick to point out his effectiveness at catching passes inside. "He's big, he's strong, he's intelligent, he has everything," the Hall of Fame coach remarked.

Art Monk never did a fucking chicken dance after a TD. His philosophy? "I've been in the end zone before, I'll be in the end zone again."

Passed over six times for the Hall of Fame? That's bullshit.


If you need more on Monk to be convinced click on the link for “81 Reasons to Induct Art Monk.”


Anonymous said...

A few thoughts... What is the argument against him? Is there one?

Who has been inducted ahead of him since he's been eligable? Any wide receivers?

I've never understood the limit on inductees. If you are a hall of famer you should be in? He should be in.

Or should he? He did beat the Bears in '86 & '87, in Chicago, in the playoffs.

Yeah. Fuck him.

Are you taking nominees for your list?

The Editor said...

My favorite football player of all time.