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How London Fletcher And Art Monk Filmed The Declaration Of Independence For Fox

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on February 4, 2014 – 6:00 am


Two men stood on their marks and shivered in front of a 20-foot metal arm while the wind off the Tidal Basin bit their cheeks.

Their teeth did not chatter as as they spoke the 237-year old words originally drafted by the man standing 19-feet tall in bronze at the top of the  marble steps.

Art Monk and London Fletcher were supposed to show off their suits for the camera, but the chill at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial demanded overcoats to shield the tailored fabric. A member of the Fox Sports crew craned the camera jib upwards up before gliding it down, creating a sweeping effect to meet the project’s “look ethic.” Read more »

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The Redskins Ultimate Pro Bowler Frankenstein Sketch

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on January 24, 2014 – 4:11 pm


Over the course of a week, we asked you  to stop your typical Facebook piddling and play Dr. Frankenstein (it’s pronounced Franken-steen) to create the ultimate Redskins Pro Bowler.

Your picks are in. Here’s the superhuman you created accompanied by some of the worst blogger-created art you will ever see.



You chose John Riggins‘ toughness over Sonny Jurgensen’s arm strength, Joe Jacoby’s upper body strength and Russ Grimm’s grit. Riggins went to the 1975 Pro Bowl. Read more »

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Art Monk And London Fletcher Together At The Jefferson Memorial

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on January 19, 2014 – 12:42 pm


Two weeks from today, Fox will be broadcasting Super Bowl XLVIII into millions of televisions all across the world.

Last week, Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Art Monk and London Fletcher filmed a segment for Fox at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

Tune in to Fox on Sunday, Feb. 2, to see Monk and Fletcher as part of a national piece airing in pregame coverage. Read more »

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Garcon Closing Gap On Art Monk’s Record

Posted by Stephen Czarda on December 17, 2013 – 3:39 pm

(Via Fansided)

(Via Fansided)

Earlier today as part of the Redskins Blog’s weekly stat ranking update, I centered the post on the output of wide receiver Pierre Garcon and his transcendence to—near—the top of a longstanding franchise record.

Not surprisingly, the little tidbit gained some traction in the Twitterverse.

There were many a years where the Hall of Famer recorded at least 40 receptions—12 to be exact—but in 1984 he became the first and only Redskin to record triple-digits with 106 catches. Santana Moss (93) and Laveranues Coles (90) came close in the mid to late 2000’s, but neither truly challenged Monk’s record.

Garcon, however, is well within striking distance. At 96 receptions and counting, the former Mount Union star needs just 10 more to tie and 11 to become the franchise’s single season receptions king.

With Dallas’ defense on a historical pace of awfulness and the ending of the first Redskins-Giants game enough incentive to prove he’s got the hands to compete with a legend, Garcon is in position to surpass Monk.

Here are some facts about Garcon and the last two matchups that you might not know that really favor him snatching the record:

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Redskins Weekly Stat Ranking Update

Posted by Stephen Czarda on December 17, 2013 – 12:35 pm

(AP Image)

(AP Image)

He shoots down all me-first antics that you’re used to seeing from his position these days and rarely touches on the subject of individual accolades, admitting that wins are his sole motivator.

So I’ll do the honors of highlighting his season performance.

Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon is on the cusp of history.

On Sunday the six-year veteran passed Santana Moss (93) for the second most receptions (96) in a single season in franchise history.

With two games remaining, he trails Art Monk by 10 for most catches hauled in by a Redskin in a single season (106).

What are the odds he’ll pass the Hall of Famer who set the record all the way back in 1984?

Well he’s recorded at least five receptions in every game this season, so the likelihood that he’ll at the very least tie him is practically 100 percent. I don’t know about you, but I like his chances.

More from this week’s stat ranking update:

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Pierre Garçon Chasing Art Monk’s Marks

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on December 5, 2013 – 4:33 pm



The most productive wide receiver in Redskins history made a beeline for Pierre Garçon one day one day during training camp in Richmond, Va.

Art Monk had a message for the team’s top wideout.

“He told me to keep working hard, keep giving your best effort,” Garçon said. “He’s definitely somebody we look up to in this community.”

With four games left in a losing season, Monk has given Garçon something to fight for besides personal pride. Read more »

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Happy 56th Birthday To Art Monk

Posted by Stephen Czarda on December 5, 2013 – 11:06 am

Art Monk, Donnell Woolford

On this fifth day of the 12th month of 2013 Washington Redskins great Art Monk turns 56.

Happy birthday!

The franchise’s all-time leader in receptions (888) and receiving yards (12,026–3,000 more than No. 2 Charley Taylor), Monk finally got into the Hall of Fame in 2008 alongside cornerback Darrell Green.

His protracted wait into the Pro Football Hall of Fame was well documented—because it’s still crazy to think he wasn’t considered a first ballot guy by those who get a vote.

In honor of his special day, I found some YouTube videos of his playing days, Hall of Fame speech and the amazing four minute standing ovation he received prior to ringing off a list of thanks to those who helped him during his journey from Syracuse stud to one of the best football players to ever walk the face of the earth.

If the 240 second endorsement from the burgundy and gold crowd doesn’t make you shed a tear that I honestly don’t know what can.

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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.

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Current Redskins, HOFers All-Underrated

Posted by Stephen Czarda on July 5, 2013 – 11:12 am

(AP Images)

(AP Images)

With the calendar reading July 5th and firecrackers being swept away from neighborhood corners, it’s time to get back to football— more importantly, the Washington Redskins.

Last year, the Redskins were one of the most underrated teams in the league as most previews predicated that another year tacked onto the team’s playoff drought was more certain than hot weather in the heart of summer.

Speaking of underrated, the 2012 NFC East crown would have never landed in our Nation’s Capital if it weren’t for two of the five most undervalued players in franchise history.

Let’s take a look at which stars made the “cut”.

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Who Makes Cut For Redskins’ Rushmore?

Posted by Stephen Czarda on May 31, 2013 – 2:53 pm

(AP Photo)

(AP Photo)

Redskins fans unite to form the best fanbase not only the NFL but across the entire sports spectrum. That’s obvious.

No matter if it is a Robert Griffin III dazzling 76-yard touchdowna Darrell Green punt return, or John Riggins barreling over the Miami Dolphins determined to bring our Nation’s Capital its first Lombardi Trophy, Redskins Nation basks in the glory of the franchise’s success together.

What isn’t so clear, though, is every fan’s thoughts on the four greatest Redskins. Whether it is at the water cooler at work or at your local bar, debates rage over who are the best in Redskins history.

Put all the banter aside and let your voice be heard as to who deserves the prestigious honor of being on the Redskins’ Mt. Rushmore.

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