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Scott, While doing a search on great football players not in the Hall of Fame I came across your post from Feb 2008 on Chris Carter. First I will say I do not understand why he is not in. Now with that said I have to question the logic of what you wrote when you compared him to Art Monk. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/8948-nfl-hall-of-fame-wheres-cris-carter
You made a lot of comments that basically said Carter was far better then Monk and should have gone in before Monk. Frankly that is absurd. When Monk came into the league it was a running league still. Monk was on a running team. Remember a guy named John Riggins? You went on to mock Monk for his output ... "Monk had the receptions total (940, seventh all time), but not much after that."
Here is why you were wrong:
Carter 13,899 yards 1,101 rec., 12.6 yds per ... 130TDs
Monk 12,721 yards, 940 rec., 13.5 yds per ... 68 TDs
Gary Clark Monk's Teammate ... 10,856 yards, 699 rec., 15.5 yds per ... 65 TDs
You went on to talk about how Monk only had the on year leading the league. What you failed to mention was Gary Clark who was a rookie the year Monk let the league. You failed to mention that when Monk had 106 receptions in 1984 he was the first NFL player to have more then 100. It would be 6 seasons until Jerry Rice became the second two accomplish that mark.
Monk had to share the football with Gary Clark, Riggins, Ernest Byner and a few others. You also failed to mention that two of Monk's seasons were interupted by players strikes resulting in lower stats for the year. When Monk retired he was the all time reception leader for retired players (Rice was a few ahead of him as an active player). Monk was second for receiving yards at the time of his retirement (Largent). You tried to pass it off as Carter accomplished more because he ranks higher in receptions and yards for his career. Guess what had Monk's career been during the pass happy 90s and 2000's his numbers would be even higher. As it is when you factor in Clark who was Monk's teammate for 9 seasons versus Carter having Moss for 4.
Carter deserves to be in no doubt, you were just off base when you tried to paint him as being head and shoulders above Art Monk who frankly helped define what the WR position evolved into from the early 80s to what it was when Carter joined the league.
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