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Reid: Madden Will Be Sorely Missed

Iconic broadcaster and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach John Madden announced his retirement from the booth on Thursday. As a head coach, Madden was 103-32-7 with the Oakland Raiders winning seven division titles and a Super Bowl.

For the past 30 years, Madden was in the broadcast booth as well as the name behind the No. 1 selling sports video game franchise of all-time.

Head coach Andy Reid offered his take on Madden's contributions to the game of football and his own coaching career.

"John Madden is an icon in the game of football and he will be sorely missed in the homes of the millions of people he entertained week in and week out," head coach Andy Reid said in a statement. "As a broadcaster, the one thing that stood out about John was the immense respect he had for the integrity of the game. Being a Hall of Fame coach, he understood the hard work, energy and passion the coaches and players put forth to be able to compete in the National Football League.

"I will personally miss working with him prior to the broadcasts of our games. As a young head coach, he was very generous in letting me pick his brain about our profession and I will always be grateful to him for that. May we all push the 7-man sled as well as he had done in his 73 years!"

Madden was a 21st-round pick of the Eagles back in 1958. However, a knee injury in his rookie season prematurely ended his career. Madden was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006, the same year that defensive end Reggie White was voted in.

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