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Monk, Green Get Their HOF Rings

Dan Steinberg reports that FedEx once again was dominated by Redskins fans and Paul Tenorio covered the pregame ceremony in which Darrell Green and Art Monk were presented with their Hall of Fame rings:

The presentation opened with a video montage of highlights from Green and Monk's careers and included comments from former teammates. Both Monk and Green wore their Hall of Fame jackets and gave short speeches after being presented with the rings Green, who played 20 seasons with Redskins, and Monk, who spent 14 of his 16 NFL seasons in Washington, reflected before the game on their induction to the Hall and the ceremony in Canton, Ohio, this summer, and both said last night was a chance to share that experience with the hometown fans.

"This kind of caps everything. This is kind of the last of the Hall of Fame acknowledgement," Monk said. "Getting our rings and sharing it here. ... It brings back the memories of Canton. It really gives us a chance to speak to the people who meant the most to us. That's this city, the people of this city that supported us and embraced us for so many years and continue to do so."

That the presentation was held before a critical division game against the longtime rival Dallas Cowboys made the moment that much more special, Green said.

Green's career "started off against the Cowboys, it finished against the Cowboys and to get our rings against the Cowboys with a win would be awesome because we lost the first game I played, won the last one, my last, so we got to finish with a win," Green said. "It'll be great for the team, it'll be great to commemorate our night."

Green holds seven franchise records including seasons (20), Pro Bowl selections (seven), and interceptions (54), and also established an NFL record by registering an interception in 19 consecutive seasons.

Monk was inducted in his eighth year of eligibility after being passed over time after time. He finished his career 940 receptions and 68 touchdowns and set then-NFL records for most catches in a season (106) and most consecutive games with at least one reception (183).

"Again I'm still just trying to digest the whole thing as I talked about earlier," Monk said. "It happened, it really happened. I waited for eight years. Everybody's anticipation was for me to make it earlier, and mine was if it happens it happens. But it was good to get it off my back. I'm glad that it has happened and that it's over with. But it's just one of those things that you just never forget."

By Cindy Boren  |  November 16, 2008; 9:45 PM ET
 
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Comments

So, this is the franchise QB that everyone thinks we should give a huge $$$ contract during the off-season?

I don't see it.

Oh, and pfirst

Posted by: isnadd | November 16, 2008 9:49 PM | Report abuse

I'd like the D to take the next Romo INT to the house.... late in the game, with the Cowboys trying to get something going to try to catch the 'Skins (who they're two score behind at the time).

That would be a nice ending.....

Posted by: RGMBill | November 16, 2008 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Darrell and Art, thanks for all those awesome memories.

Much deserved.
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | November 16, 2008 9:50 PM | Report abuse

We need to step aside in the 2nd half.

Posted by: jiacinto | November 16, 2008 9:50 PM | Report abuse

A nice ending is 8 minute drive that eats up the end of the 4th quarter and gives skins 17 point lead....

Posted by: chrislarry | November 16, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

still ticked off...

Portis was clearly out before touched but since it was on the Dallas sideline the Ref caved, he tucked his tail and in fear did not make the right call.

Cost us two shots at the end zone.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | November 16, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

This game and the rest of the season is on JC. He needs to step it up and play like he did in games 2-5.

Posted by: Skins930 | November 16, 2008 9:49 PM

Posted by: Skins930 | November 16, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Some deep ball once in a while would be nice. Of course you've got to protect the QB long enough for that to happen.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Stay medium everyone. We are up and get the ball first. We know what this team can do in the 4th period. Come out and smack them in the mouth again.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | November 16, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

I mean step it up!

Posted by: jiacinto | November 16, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

we need our D to get some more turnovers thats the best shot we got.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 16, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

2 plays of 20+ yards in the St. Louis game in the 4th quarter...

Posted by: Schroeder12 | November 16, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Art Monk memory:

Catching many big passes, for first downs and touchdowns and not show boating, drawing unnecessary attention to himself.

He'd drop the ball, quickly spike the ball and act like he had been there before and planned on doing it again many more times.

Hail to Art Monk maybe the classiest Redskin ever!

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | November 16, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Isnadd, Campbell can't CATCH the ball too... right now, he's got .... Moss. And a bit of Cooley. Occasionally, he's got some ARE, and a little Portis and Betts. And he's one of the top QBs in the league, statistics-wise and record wise. He IS a franchise QB. But we need a couple more weapons,a nd he needs a few more years of seasoning. At the rate he's going, he'll be a VERY good QB for a long period. And I'm not just saying that because I'm wearing a #17 jersey right now....

Posted by: RGMBill | November 16, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse

For some reason, its seems like those two quarters were longer than they were.

I'm psyched about the midgame adjustments, and the extra Gatorade and all. Romo's pinky is going to be screaming inside the lockeroom. He's been out in the cold this whole time. Its going to warm up now.

Posted by: dcsween | November 16, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse

I still say we need to go to Cooley more. Take some of the pressure off CP and Moss. ARE needs to step it up as well.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | November 16, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

final score Redskins 23 Cowboys 13

Posted by: BarackObama | November 16, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

2 plays of 20+ yards in the Browns game

Posted by: Schroeder12 | November 16, 2008 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Good to see Portis oxygenating.

Posted by: dcsween | November 16, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Play action, throw deep

Posted by: Realness1 | November 16, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

The Rock giveth, and the Rock taketh back.
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | November 16, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

I heard romo hurt his pinky when he was fingering Mr. Simpson's rear.

Posted by: skins1110 | November 16, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Bad play by Rock.

Posted by: RGMBill | November 16, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

sick of cartright!!!

Posted by: BarackObama | November 16, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Darrell Green Memory:

1988 January playoff in Chicago
Game tied at 14, Gibbs 1.0 puts Green back to return punt.
Green catches punt goes to right actually hurdles one defender, pulls abdominal muscle in the bitter Chicago cold, but still goes for a TD and a 21-14 victory!

Hail To Darrell Green

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | November 16, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

this offense goes where portis goes. and he hasn't done much since the first drive. i'm clueless. i don't know what's going on. anyone know what's going on with this offense?

Posted by: dealer1 | November 16, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

11!!!!

Posted by: skins1110 | November 16, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Thomas gets us a first down!

Posted by: dcsween | November 16, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Ok, we need to pick it up here... good catch Devin Thomas

Posted by: RGMBill | November 16, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas!! Nice.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | November 16, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: dealer1 | November 16, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

WTF was that last play about?

Posted by: jiacinto | November 16, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Cooooooooley. Gotta love the first down. That feels coastal ... medium coastal ... suddenly.

Posted by: dcsween | November 16, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Madden is complaining that Campbell needs to go downfield.... and now ARE throws a wild pass out of bounds.

It'll at least open up the field a bit... but it needs to be Campbell to ARE or Moss.

Posted by: RGMBill | November 16, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Are they playing to lose?

Posted by: jiacinto | November 16, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

DAL INT! Looks like we are giving this game away.

Posted by: jiacinto | November 16, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

That was a bad play call and even worse throw by JC.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | November 16, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

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