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Art Monk, Gary Clark Left Off Best Duos

Posted by Stephen Czarda on July 11, 2013 – 1:11 pm

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For those of you who grew up during the Redskins’ decade of dominance, you most assuredly remember the days of Art Monk, Joe Theismann, John Riggins, Darrell Green and countless others  leading the franchise to the summit of the National Football League.

Speaking of Monk, you may also recall his long overdue enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Monk finished his illustrious 14-year career with over 12,000 yards and 65 touchdowns—numbers that put him in the upper echelon of receivers to play the game.

Well just five years after his nearly decade long wait into Canton, Monk along with Gary Clark find themselves snubbed of recognition once again as they aren’t on NFL.com’s best receiving tandems of all-time list.

These raw numbers should have them reconsidering their list.

NFL.com’s Adam Rank handpicked his 12 greatest receiving duos of all time. After quickly skimming through the list, one has to wonder why the two-time Super Bowl Champs (1987 and 1991) were left off the list while twosomes who won less games, spent less time together and didn’t have nearly as great of numbers where included.

Monk spent five years with the Redskins (1980-1984) before Clark was drafted. During that span, he helped the Redskins claim their first Lombardi Trophy and was selected as a First-Team All-Pro in 1984.

When Clark came to town, though, was when Monk really broke out as one of, if not the, most dominant receiver in the game. It wasn’t a one man show either.

In his eight years in Washington, Gary Clark amassed nearly 9,000 yards, 58 touchdowns and four Pro Bowl appearances.

Hopefully you’re catching the drift by now if you didn’t have a chance to see them. They were that good.

Tandem

Rank Years Together Receptions Combined Yards Combined Touchdowns Combined

Art Monk/Gary Clark

NR

8 1,094 16,114 99

Flipper Anderson/Henry Ellard

12

6 617 11,115 51

Marvin Harrison/Reggie Wayne

11

8 1,265 17,155 134

Andre Reed/James Lofton

10

4 456 7,019 51

Issac Bruce/Torry Holt

9

9 1,435 21,310 126

John Jefferson/Charlie Joyner

8

3 375 6,178 45

Fred Biletnikoff/Cliff Branch

7

7 548 8,600 78

Tom Fears/Elroy Hirsch

6

8 660 10,521 81

Mark Clayton/Mark Duper

5

10 1,061 17,512 140

Jerry Rice/Terrell Owens

4

5 658 8,702 73

Cris Carter/Randy Moss

3

4 645 9,793 93

Lynn Swann/John Stallworth

2

9 635 10,766 95

Jerry Rice/John Taylor

1

9 1,154 18,224 171

If you had a vote for greatest receiving tandems in NFL history, where would you place the pair of Monk and Clark? Let us know below.


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9 Responses to “Art Monk, Gary Clark Left Off Best Duos”

  1. By Darryl on Jul 11, 2013 | Reply

    They would be ahead of James Lofton and Andre Reed on my list.

  2. By Butch on Jul 12, 2013 | Reply

    Here is my analysis based on averages per year:
    Rank Duo AvgYds AvgTD
    1 Carter & Moss 2448 23.3
    2 Bruce & Holt 2369 14.0
    3 Harrison & Wayne 2144 16.8
    4 Jefferson & Joiner 2059 15.0
    5 Rice & Taylor 2025 19.0
    6 Monk & Clark 2014 12.4
    7 Anderson & Ellard 1853 8.5
    8 Reed & Lofton 1755 12.8
    9 Clayton & Duper 1751 14.0
    10 Rice & Owens 1740 14.6
    11 Fears & Hirsch 1315 10.1
    12 Biletnikoff & Branch 1229 11.1
    13 Swann & Stallworth 1196 10.6

  3. By imaredskinsfan on Jul 12, 2013 | Reply

    Adam Rank sucks large wang. Monk, Clark, and Sanders made other trio receiving corps look like CHUMPS.

  4. By uncagedkeith32 on Jul 12, 2013 | Reply

    I was disappointed when I saw this on NFL.COM. Art Monk and Gary Clark should be at least TOP 5. I put then at number 3 behind Wayne/Harrison and Rice/Taylor.

  5. By southern man on Jul 12, 2013 | Reply

    id replace them with the evacuation od swann/stallworth.. monk/clark had better #’s.. The Posse and the rest of the Burgandy n Gold dont get alot of respect!!!

  6. By Steve on Jul 12, 2013 | Reply

    They should have come in at least at number six

  7. By James Hill on Jul 12, 2013 | Reply

    Given their numbers and years together I’d have to rank Monk/Clark at the 5th best rece3iving duo in NFL history.

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