Sid Hartman of Star Tribune
Vote: Maybe Yes (6/10)
October 26, 1992
Vikings’ front four on line with the best
Defensively, the Vikings shut out Art Monk, the Redskins’ great receiver, until 10 minutes remained. But a great off-balance throw by Rypien to Monk was the key play on the Redskins’ march to the winning field goal.
February 1, 2004
Eller’s selection a big surprise
I pointed out that this same Hall of Fame committee had named Eller to the All-1970s team. And Eller had a lot of statistics in his favor, including being one of the career sack leaders with 138 1/2.
But the reason I was surprised is because the field was so tough. Elway and Sanders were a cinch to be two of the maximum six that can be voted in.
You had great candidates, like Chicago defensive end Richard Dent; Cliff Harris, Bob Hayes and Rayfield Wright from Dallas’ Super Bowl teams of the 1970s; Art Monk, maybe the greatest receiver to play for Washington; Miami offensive lineman Bob Kuechenberg; former Vikings and Broncos tackle Gary Zimmerman; and former New York Giants linebacker Harry Carson.