Way back in 1999, the Cleveland Browns had a new team and the Philadelphia Eagles had a new head coach.
Fast-forward 14 NFL seasons and the Browns are still essentially a new team, one that has 15 rookies on its roster and possibly five in the starting lineup for Sunday's season opener vs. the Eagles.
Andy Reid is still the Eagles coach. He's the longest tenured coach in today's NFL, a year ahead of Bill Belichick in New England.
As a point of comparison, the reborn-in-'99 Browns are now on their fifth full-time head coach. Second-year Browns coach Pat Shurmur is one of four former Reid assistants who are now NFL head coaches.
The Eagles have changed assistants and changed quarterbacks, but the winning hasn't changed. They've had a winning record in 11 of Reid's 13 seasons and gone to the playoffs in nine of them.
Besides a bunch of hardware and memories, that's earned Reid the chance to keep going -- but only if he has another winning season this year. After the Eagles had to ...