January 28, 2001 |
Every year, usually beginning in the spring, literature arrives at my office trumpeting the virtues of candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I don't recall getting a single leaflet or fax or handout lobbying for Art Monk, who is up for election Saturday morning. And it's perfectly appropriate that there's no campaign for Monk, considering he never lobbied for himself and spoke only when it was necessary -- and sometimes not even then.
October 26, 1998 |
An off-game by Steve Young didn't stop the San Francisco 49ers from dominating the St. Louis Rams again. Young had his first multi-interception game in nearly two years but still had three touchdown passes and and Darnell Walker had two first-half interceptions that led to scores as the 49ers defeated the Rams for the 16th consecutive time, 28-10, Sunday. "They made the plays when they had to. We made none," Ram cornerback Todd Lyght said.
November 28, 1995 |
Art Monk, the NFL's all-time reception leader, signed a free-agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday and might play against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Club sources said Monk will be paid about $50,000 for the Eagles' final four games. Monk, 37, said he's not in it for the money. "I love the game," said Monk, whose 934 career catches are 29 more than Jerry Rice.
May 8, 1993 |
Art Monk, usually a man of few words, spoke volumes with his actions Friday. In a rare public display of discontent, the Washington Redskins veteran wide receiver was a no-show when the team opened its annual weekend minicamp. It was no surprise that linebacker Wilber Marshall, who's irate about his franchise player designation, was the only other player on the 87-man roster to miss the opening of camp.
October 13, 1992 |
The mission was to get Art Monk's NFL receptions record out of the way, preferably Monday night, the better to concentrate on playing the Philadelphia Eagles next week. The Washington Redskins were single-minded about it. "We padded those last three plays for him," said Redskin Coach Joe Gibbs after Monk caught three passes in a row in a fourth-quarter drive.
October 10, 1992 |
After a long workout last month in the stifling heat of Ashburn, Va., most of the Washington Redskins dragged themselves slowly over to the bench and lined up at the water coolers. Most--but not Art Monk. Heading the other way, Monk, the Redskins' senior wide receiver, walked briskly up to the referee who had been brought in for the day to discuss the NFL's new rules.