The Art Monk Hall of Fame Campaign

October 12, 2006

Fourteen Years Ago Today…

Filed under: News — DjTj @ 7:03 pm

Art Monk became the all-time NFL leader in receptions:

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http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/sports/15739832.htm
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette
October 12, 2006
Today In Sports

1992 – Art Monk of the Washington Redskins becomes the NFL’s career receptions leader when he catches a 10-yard sideline pass in the fourth quarter of a 34-3 victory over Denver. Monk’s seven catches move him past former Seattle star Steve Largent, who retired after the 1989 season with 819 receptions.

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http://www.patriots.com/news/index.cfm?ac=latestnewsdetail&pid=21696&pcid=41
Patriots Football Weekly
October 10, 2006
Ask PFW: Patriots Nation Answers Shawn Frazier
Tom Casale

I was having a discussion with a friend of mine when the WR Hall of Fame question came up. Why is that Art Monk is unable to get in though he was outstanding in his days. Also, of the current generation – what are the chances of Marvin Harrison, Hines Ward, Terrell Owens and Randy Moss?
Kalyan Chatrati

Can you imagine these last two e-mails came in back-to-back? What are the chances of that happening? I think it’s a joke that Art Monk isn’t in the Hall of Fame. That’s what happens when you shut your mouth and just play football. I used to be a big Michael Irvin fan back in the day but if he gets in over Monk, there should be an investigation in my opinion. Art Monk deserves to be in the Hall and it’s a shame that he isn’t.

Out of the guys you mentioned, Harrison is the one lock. He’s in for sure. Then I would put Moss second. He still has quite a few years left and he should be near the top of the list in every major receiving record before he’s done, unless he plays the next five years in Oakland. Then, he’s in trouble. I would say Harrison for sure, Moss most likely and no to Ward and Owens. Ward will probably end up like Monk where he’s close for years and never gets in. No way those guys vote Owens into the Hall of Fame and quite frankly, I don’t think he’s done enough to warrant being there. Those are just my thoughts but if I had a vote, I wouldn’t vote for Owens and that has nothing to do with his off-field problems. I just don’t think he deserves to be in. His numbers are comparable to Moss’ numbers right now but Moss has more years left to play and will leave T.O. in the dust before it’s all said and done.
-Tom Casale

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