Friday, December 26, 2014

Celek Finishes Strong

Brent Celek finishes strong

Celek Finishes Strong

Brent Celek (Matt Slocum/AP)
Brent Celek (Matt Slocum/AP)

Now that the staff at BoopStats has (almost) fully recovered from two E Street Band shows and helping to put together the Daily News' fine Eagles Preview section (above), we can get back to the business at hand — loads of tweets (@BoopStats) and blogs posts on the Eagles. We'll sprinkle them throughout Friday and Saturday and then go hourly with a new post every hour from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. If you have something you'd like to see us touch on, send us an email at Now ... we begin ...


If Brent Celek could start the season as well as he finishes it, the sixth-year tight end could be looking at a Pro Bowl spot.

All of his career numbers go up as the season wears on, some significantly (touchdowns, yards per catch).

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His career regular season totals by month:




 September        16  47  497  10.57  2.9  31.1 
 October 15   41  463  11.29  2.7  30.9 
 November 19  62  715  11.53  3.3  37.6 
 Dec./Jan. 21  73     1114  15.26  3.4  53.0 
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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.

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