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Old 06-24-2005, 11:47 PM   #1
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All Hail Art Monk!

This is the first in a series I have planned for tribute pages to Redskin greats. Enjoy!

Art Monk

Thanks to Summo for the background and banner, and BrudLee for the petition
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Old 06-24-2005, 11:58 PM   #2
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Nice!
Hail Art!!!!
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Old 06-25-2005, 01:14 AM   #3
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Re: All Hail Art Monk!

great,it'll be awsome when we get a good number of players in this series

i just have one question, what reasoning do the people that don't want art in the hall of fame have?
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Old 06-25-2005, 02:20 AM   #4
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Re: All Hail Art Monk!

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great,it'll be awsome when we get a good number of players in this series

i just have one question, what reasoning do the people that don't want art in the hall of fame have?
I am not sure that there is a single answer to your question. Some say that yeah he had a good career, but he didn't "shine" if you willl, when the Redskins played in there Super Bowls. Others say that while he was good, he wasnt spectaular. Last year I think that is was either Peter King or that Dr. Z guy that made up the excuse that alphabetically "M" is after "I" refering to Michale Irving being selected ahead of Art Monk. Which by the way is a bunch of bullsh*t!!! Irving is a punk and he makes me want to puke when I think of him!!!! God, How I hate him!!!

I almost forgot, those who vote on HOF also are kinda upset with Monk because he was not what you would call media friendly. Not to say that he bad mouthed the media, but he would rarly give interviews. Which to me isnt really that big of a deal. The guy just wanted to play football and go home... How humble!!!
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Old 06-25-2005, 12:34 PM   #5
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I am not sure that there is a single answer to your question. Some say that yeah he had a good career, but he didn't "shine" if you willl, when the Redskins played in there Super Bowls. Others say that while he was good, he wasnt spectaular. Last year I think that is was either Peter King or that Dr. Z guy that made up the excuse that alphabetically "M" is after "I" refering to Michale Irving being selected ahead of Art Monk. Which by the way is a bunch of bullsh*t!!! Irving is a punk and he makes me want to puke when I think of him!!!! God, How I hate him!!!

I almost forgot, those who vote on HOF also are kinda upset with Monk because he was not what you would call media friendly. Not to say that he bad mouthed the media, but he would rarly give interviews. Which to me isnt really that big of a deal. The guy just wanted to play football and go home... How humble!!!
hey thanks, now i remeber hearing the media thing, that is a bunch of bulls$% I don't understand why he isn't a walk in.
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Old 06-25-2005, 01:22 PM   #6
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Re: All Hail Art Monk!

By the way, Matty - that's brilliant copy on that page. I hope you haven't violated any copyrights.
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By the way, Matty - that's brilliant copy on that page. I hope you haven't violated any copyrights.
Let me clarify, thanks to BrudLee for the petition and summary!

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Old 06-25-2005, 01:57 PM   #8
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Re: All Hail Art Monk!

Everyone should sign the petition.

In my mind, Monk gets into the HoF for longevity, consistency, character, and career stats. But, Peter King is right to say that Monk was the game-in-and-game-out "game changer." He had only two 1,200+ yard seasons and not a single season with double-digit touchdowns. Basically, I understand (and disagree) with Peter King's decision not to vote Monk into the HoF.
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http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/100/91.html
They ranked him 91 of the top players in history and give a nice article it is on the site but i'll post it below:

His name rolls off the tongue softly, quietly, befitting the man it identifies. Art Monk is almost as proud of his relative anonymity as he is the record-setting numbers he compiled over a 16-year NFL career. He was Washington's Quiet Man, the go-to wide receiver for four Super Bowl teams. When Monk spoke, it was usually with tough catches in the clutch moments of big games.

Big (6-3, 210) and physical, Monk was a wide receiver in a tight end's body. Unable to dazzle anybody with his speed, he became a route-running technician who would go outside or inside with fearless defiance. Nobody was more consistent on medium routes over the middle, football's no-man's land of broken ribs and shattered careers. Third down and other key situations belonged to Monk, who turned cornerbacks around with his quick moves and long, graceful stride. He also was adept at positioning his large body to seal off smaller defensive backs before gathering the ball.

Nothing came naturally for Monk, who spent countless hours on the practice field and many more behind the projector. The workmanlike dedication paid off in consistency and earned the appreciation of understanding Redskins fans. Monk, who spent most of his career trying to avoid the spotlight, gained reluctant acclaim in 1984 when he caught 106 passes, a season record that stood for eight years, and in 1992 when he passed Steve Largent and temporarily became the all-time receptions leader.

Throughout a career that ended in Philadelphia in 1995 and produced 940 catches for 12,721 yards and 68 touchdowns, Monk was seldom mentioned among superstar receivers. Despite five 1,000-yard seasons and a then-record 183 straight games with at least one catch, he was named to only three Pro Bowl teams. But those who worked with Monk appreciated his value. "Quiet about his work, very loud with his results," former Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien said.


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Old 06-25-2005, 05:43 PM   #10
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Re: All Hail Art Monk!

Thanks for putting together the tribute for my favorite Redskin, ART MONK

Monk had a dedicated work ethic and did his job with dignity and class and needs to be in the HOF.

HAIL ART MONK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: All Hail Art Monk!

like the tribute to monk can't wait to see some more
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Re: All Hail Art Monk!

Beautiful page.



What people need to understand is that it was a different game when Monk played. You didn't have all the wide open offenses that you have now. Nobody was regularly cranking out 1,000 yard seasons then. Plus he played for a team and coach that was known for RUNNING THE FOOTBALL! Monk did what was asked of him, which was provide the clutch catch to move the chains. If he doesn't make it into the HOF I'll be through with this sport!



I'd like to compile all 940 catches in order on one tape and mail it to the HOF!


I've never been one to thrust the role model stigma onto professinal athletes but Monk took on that on his own, and did it by example, not with words. Being a kid watching those games I couldn't imagine growing up with a better example of hard work and class.
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