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Hall of Fame Part 2 – Art Monk

Author Mark Kalriess    Category Articles, Football, Redskins     Tags , ,

How can this guy not be in the Hall?
Here’s Peter King’s rationalization for not every voting him in-Peter Kings anĀ idiot
I could argue with this idiot but here’s a better article about Monk: Steve Czaban reply.
Here’s some of my points:

  • Monk was the first receiver to reach 900 career catches
  • Monk was the first receiver to reach the 100 reception season mark in the modern era.
  • When Monk retired he had the most consecutive games with a reception at 183! Since then one person- who happens to be Jerry Rice- has passed him
  • While Monk only went to 3 Pro-bowls he’s one of only 4 receivers on the NFL’s 1980′s all-decade team. One of them is Rice who obviously will be in the Hall when he’s eligible. The other two Lofton and Largent are in the Hall. Monk leads both in Receptions.
  • The idea that Monk didn’t produce in Playoff games is ludicrous. 4 games he posted 100 or more receiving yards and in one other game he caught two TD’s.

I don’t see how it’s the hall of fame without him.