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Old 01-12-2005, 03:28 AM   #16
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Monk amd Irvin are universes apart.

Art- A model of consistency. Never hyped, pouty, showy. Only time I ever saw emotion out of him was the 83 reg season game against the raiders where he and Lester Hayes were grabbing each others face mask after the whistle. Seems mild, but Art was pissed.
Led by example.

Irvin-Flashy, showy, mouthy arrogant. Everytime he dropped a pass he looked for the ref and pointed at the defender. Fiery leader, always in someones face on the sideline.

Both would catch that much needed 3rd and 8 pass.

I think if you combine the 2, you come up with Hines Ward
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Old 01-12-2005, 09:41 AM   #17
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I have a feeling Irvin will get in before Monk and here's why. I love Monk as much as anyone, but keep an open mind here.

Take a look at their career stats, take a close look at the 'Seasons among the league's top 10':

Irvin

Monk

Here's my quick summary of some of the key stats:

1000 yard seasons: Monk (5), Irvin (7)
Season high yardage: Monk (1372), Irvin (1603)
Seasons over 1200 yards: Monk (2), Irvin (5)
Seasons with at least 6 TD catches: Monk (5), Irvin (6)

Monk's career numbers are much better, but he also played 4 more seasons than Irvin.

Monk will get in the Hall eventually in my opinion, but he isn't the kind of WR that blows the hall voters away and when you look at his stats there isn't much there to better his case.

If you take a straight average of all his stats to his 16 year career, his average season works out to be 59 catches, 795 yards and 4 TD's.

Irvin in comparison over his 12 years averages out to 63 catches, 992 yards and 5 TD's per season.

Monk was a very solid WR for a long period of time, Irvin was a very good WR for a shorter amount of time.

I know they played in different eras and there's always the intangibles to account for, but just looking at the numbers and the way they break down, I won't be the least bit surprised if Irvin gets in before Monk.
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Old 01-12-2005, 10:26 AM   #18
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I have a feeling Irvin will get in before Monk and here's why. I love Monk as much as anyone, but keep an open mind here.

Take a look at their career stats, take a close look at the 'Seasons among the league's top 10':

Irvin

Monk

Here's my quick summary of some of the key stats:

1000 yard seasons: Monk (5), Irvin (7)
Season high yardage: Monk (1372), Irvin (1603)
Seasons over 1200 yards: Monk (2), Irvin (5)
Seasons with at least 6 TD catches: Monk (5), Irvin (6)

Monk's career numbers are much better, but he also played 4 more seasons than Irvin.

Monk will get in the Hall eventually in my opinion, but he isn't the kind of WR that blows the hall voters away and when you look at his stats there isn't much there to better his case.

If you take a straight average of all his stats to his 16 year career, his average season works out to be 59 catches, 795 yards and 4 TD's.

Irvin in comparison over his 12 years averages out to 63 catches, 992 yards and 5 TD's per season.

Monk was a very solid WR for a long period of time, Irvin was a very good WR for a shorter amount of time.

I know they played in different eras and there's always the intangibles to account for, but just looking at the numbers and the way they break down, I won't be the least bit surprised if Irvin gets in before Monk.
Excellent points, Matty. There's a very simple explanation I've heard among voters and members of the media as to Monk's absence from the Hall: He didn't "stand out". Peter King often says that when the Giants played the Skins, their first concerns were the running game, and Gary Clark. For that reason, and probably because he hates the Skins in general, King has said he will never vote for Art Monk.

Those averages for a season over his career are very telling. Monk was dependable and solid, but he wasn't exactly a game-breaker. That was Gary Clark. One other little tidbit, Monk never caught a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl. The fact that Monk didn't stand out in big games probably doesn't help his case either. My feeling is that he'll get in someday, but he's simply not a "shoe-in" for the HoF.
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Old 01-12-2005, 11:20 AM   #19
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listening to John Thompson yesterday on 980, he brought up a good point (which i couldn't believe either...)

more and more, people are choosing value over talent. guys like TO, Moss, Irvin are in the headlines because of their antics and their value to the media to create those headlines...Irvin's nickname is the Playmaker.

on the flip side, back in Monk's day, players did what they had to do in order for the team to succeed. Monk has no value to the media because he didn't provide headlines for them to thrive off of.

in this day and age of 24/7 media, unless you're making the headlines, you tend to be forgotten...and unfortunately, those in the past are being compared to those now...
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Old 01-12-2005, 11:27 AM   #20
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Unfortunately, everyone is right...

Sometimes it takes being a bit flambuoyant to make people remember you, even though people tend to remember the negative.

sportscurmudgeon is completely right when he says that people only focus on the negative. I mean when you think about people over the years, sports and not, most people tend to remember the bad ones versus the good ones.

It is true that people will be like, "Yeah, Irvin was loud and obnoxious." but no one, besides Redskins faithful, will ever remember Art Monk because he was a team guy and a class act.
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Old 01-12-2005, 02:56 PM   #21
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Someone said that MOnk had more catches and yardage than Swann and Stallworth COMBINED. Can that be right?

I know that Monk caught about 950 passes but I would have guessed that both Swann and Stallworth had 600 - 700...
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Old 01-12-2005, 04:14 PM   #22
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That is indeed right

Stallworth-537 receptions, 8.723 yards, 63 TDs
Lynn-336 receptions, 5.462 yards, 51 TDs
Total-873 receptions, 14,185 yards, 114 TDs

Monk-940 receptions, 12,721 yards, 68 TDs

I just find it hard to believe that the Redskins were (with the possible exception of the Niners) the best team in football from 1982-1992 and yet only John Riggins and Joe Gibbs are in the Hall from that era. Granted, Darrell Green will make it and perhaps Gary Clark. But no one else?!
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Old 01-12-2005, 04:22 PM   #23
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Those are some impressive stats. It's a total shame.
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Old 01-12-2005, 06:26 PM   #24
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1000 yard seasons: Monk (5), Irvin (7)
Season high yardage: Monk (1372), Irvin (1603)
Seasons over 1200 yards: Monk (2), Irvin (5)
Seasons with at least 6 TD catches: Monk (5), Irvin (6)

Monk's career numbers are much better, but he also played 4 more seasons than Irvin.

If you take a straight average of all his stats to his 16 year career, his average season works out to be 59 catches, 795 yards and 4 TD's.

Irvin in comparison over his 12 years averages out to 63 catches, 992 yards and 5 TD's per season.
Monks Stats based on his 1st 12 years. This is a even comparison and pulls out the last 4 years.

66.75 catches per year
915 yards per season
5 TD Per Season

Considering Monk was the slot reciever and recieved most of his passes over the middle and on quick out patterns that is pretty impressive. He also played in a ton of 3 reciever sets.

If you actually think Irvin will get into the HOF then do us all a favor and go buy a retro Irvin jersey and be a Cowgirls fan. There is one thing we always do as Redskin fans in Boo the Cowboys, No excuses allowed.
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Old 01-12-2005, 06:55 PM   #25
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marino,and young are shoe ins.monk deserves it before 8 ball irvin does.look how long it took lynn swann to get in.
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Old 01-12-2005, 07:30 PM   #26
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Young as a shoe in 1st time on the ballot won't happen.

Went to the USFL LA Express because of money
Failed in Tampa and wound up as Montana back up for a number of years
So from the time he came out of college till he finally started due to Montana being forced out because of injuries it was 8 years ('84-'91)
Started thru the '98 season, so that would make it 7 years of starts and not all complete seasons. In fact 2 of the 7 years he had 11 and 12 starts each year. So to call him a HOF with 1 superbowl is pretty much a travesty.
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Old 01-12-2005, 09:27 PM   #27
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One other little tidbit, Monk never caught a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl.
Monk did catch a touchdown pass against the Bills in Super Bowl 26, unfortunately the guy in the replay booth was too dumb to see it.

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Old 01-12-2005, 10:43 PM   #28
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Art Monk isn't getting because he's too quiet about it. He needs to make some noise. It's a shame. Michael Irvin is a terrible human being, and he'll make it on the first ballot. Why? He's a Dallas Cowboy. America's Team^TM!
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Old 01-12-2005, 10:54 PM   #29
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I went to the Wizards game tonight and afterward, as I was walking back to the Metro, I saw Art Monk on the corner of 9th and G streets soliciting a tranny prostitute and paying her with crack while his boys were beating down a homeless man for some weed....there, now he's a shoo-in for the Hall
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LOL

And not only is Michael Irvin a terrible human being, he's also a terrible human being who cannot talk and formulate sentences the right way.
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