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Andy Reid: Calling No. 9

Vince Young or Mike Kafka may become the ninth different starting QB of the Andy Reid era Sunday.

Andy Reid: Calling No. 9

If Michael Vick is unable to answer the bell on Sunday, either Vince Young or Mike Kafka will become the ninth different Eagles quaterback to start for Andy Reid. (See if you can name them all without looking.)

Those eight with games started and record in those games (including the postseason):

Quarterback GS Record
Donovan McNabb          158     101-56-1
Michael Vick 21 11-10
Doug Pederson 9 2-7
Jeff Garcia 8 6-2
A.J. Feeley 7 4-3
Mike McMahon 7 2-5
Kevin Kolb 7 3-4
Koy Detmer 3 2-1
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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

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He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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