February 3, 2007
Irvin, Thomas Deserve Hall Recognition
Of course, the Hall of Fame is about recognizing truly great and transcendent players and ambassadors of the game. That’s why I’m truly surprised that Washington Redskins receiver Art Monk and former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue didn’t make it into this year’s class.
Monk and Irvin are very similar in their styles. What made Monk so great on the football field was how he used his big frame just like Irvin. What I think is ultimately hurting Monk is that he played with wide receivers Ricky Sanders and Gary Clark. While having those two receivers on his team helped him win Super Bowls, it’s hurting him as he attempts to make the HOF because he had to share receptions. Monk was a chain mover and you knew if it was third-and-short that he was getting the ball. He deserves to be in the Hall.
February 4, 2007
Monk, Tagliabue deserve to get their Hall tickets
As for Monk, I believe he should’ve been a first-ballot Hall of Famer. I’m still, frankly, baffled that he isn’t in the Hall. Could someone kindly explain to me how he is not in the Hall? Art has very similar numbers to current inductee Michael Irvin and better numbers than previous inductees John Stallworth and Lynn Swann. Not to mention that he also has three Super Bowl rings.