Las Vegas Raiders: The franchise’s all-time team
By John Buhler
Las Vegas Raiders all-time team: Head coach
Whether you like watching football, coaching football or playing football video games, you can learn a thing or two from the one-of-a-kind John Madden. Boom!
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Before he was the namesake of the Madden EA Sports franchise or taking his cruiser across the continental United States to call Monday Night Football games because flying is overrated/scary, Madden was the first great head coach in Raiders franchise history.
He would led the Silver and Black from 1969 to 1978, winning Super Bowl XI in 1976 over the Minnesota Vikings. Madden went 103-32-7 as a head coach, winning 75.0 percent of his games. In 16 career playoff games, his Raiders went 9-7.
Keep in mind that he did almost all of this in his 30s. Madden would take the reigns in 1969 at 32 years old and would retire to the television booth in 1978 at 42 years of age. He was excellent on the sidelines and even better in the booth with the telestrator. Boom!
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Honorable mentions: Tom Flores (1979-87), Jon Gruden (1998-01), John Rauch (1966-68), Art Shell (1989-94, 2006)