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Banner huge part of Eagles' success

The Eagles have been a perennial power because of the stability established and maintained during Andy Reid's tenure.

Updated: September 1, 2005, 9:15 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Of the 80-some prospects on the field at Lehigh University for the first day of Philadelphia Eagles training camp in 1999, only a half-dozen veterans have shared the entire tenure of Andy Reid.

Such wholesale attrition, which has become the norm in this era of free agency and the salary cap, is a graphic reminder of the overall dearth of continuity leaguewide.

But here's a statistic that helps illustrate why the Eagles, at a time when continuity has become a term arcane ...

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