Redskins sign Syracuse rookie WR………… 1980

Posted: July 1, 2011 in Washington Redskins
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Credit to for this 1980 shot of Art Monk

As possibly the world’s number one Art Monk fan I was delighted to see the picture the official Redskins blog writer Matt Terl found.

From left to right in 1980 is Syracuse graduate Art Monk, Redskins GM Bobby Beathard (looking somewhat like Crocodile Dundee), Redskins coach Jack Pardee and his own portable comb-over, and Tommy Gunn from the awful Rocky V, oops I mean DE Mat Mendenhall (whooooooooo?????).

Even as a rookie yet to suit up in the burgundy and gold Mr Monk looks a bit bored and uncomfortable under the limelight and would much prefer to be out on the practice field catching passes from Joe Theismann.

I do love Monk’s style – a freshly ironed shirt but no tie, unlike Chewbacca on the right of the picture.

You also have to love the pennants and the fact they were blu-tacked on the chalk board behind.

Obviously there must have been a direct correlation between the mould developing in the far left ceiling tiles (check the picture again) in the training room and the Redskins lacklustre 6-10 record in 1980.

Lets hope Dan Snyder has gone for a wooden ceiling in the film room today.


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