In Shreveport, Louisiana this week, Michael Irvin was interviewed about the Hall of Fame:
The Monroe News Star
June 11, 2006
Talking with … Michael Irvin
By Paul J. Letlow
Q: Who is not in the Hall of Fame now who should be?
A: Art Monk comes to mind right away. At the time he retired, he was the all-time leader in the league in receptions.
There are no definite parameters for what it is. No certain number of catches or yardage.
The reality for me is this. If you caught a lot of passes and didn't win — Andre Reed caught 1,000 passes but didn't win a Super Bowl. OK.
But when you catch a lot of passes and win Super Bowls, you should be a lock. That's not saying I caught a lot of passes. I only caught 750. But Ark Monk is like nine-something.