KC Chiefs HC Andy Reid on John Madden’s Tragic Passing: ‘A Part of All of Us Passed Away Today’

Published 12/29/2021, 10:44 AM EST


Other than making a name for himself on the field, John Madden also resided in the hearts of many fans all around the world. The football community has been greatly affected by the unexpected end to Madden’s journey. People adored the legendary Hall of Fame coach. Everybody has nothing but good things to say about Madden. Along with being the voice of the NFL, Madden was its heart and soul as well.

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He was one of the most influential people in the league. All the coaches and players looked up to the Hall of Famer. And Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid mourns the loss of John Madden.

Andy Reid reflects on what John Madden meant to him and many other coaches

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John was one of the most influential people in the NFL. Everyone looked up to him. They always reached out to Madden for advice, and he was always there when people needed him. 

 

After losing Madden unexpectedly, the Kansas City Chiefs head coach, Andy Reid, talked about the legacy of John Madden. He reflected on how John was like a teacher to him and many other coaches.

Reid said, “A part of all of us passed away today with the passing of John Madden. He was loyal and dedicated to the game of football. He loved every aspect of the game. Myself and so many other coaches in the profession lost a teacher, friend, and confidant.”

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Andy Reid also addressed how John loved his family and was a family man. “John was a family man, a proud husband, and father. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Virginia and his sons, Mike and Joe. He will be greatly missed.” The words of Andy made it clear that even though the community lost the legend, he will never be forgotten. 

What the legend meant to the NFL

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John Madden is the end-all-be-all when it comes to coaching in the NFL. Everybody wants to be Madden and try to replicate his success. He had the best winning percentage and won over 100 games. From coaching and broadcasting to video games, John did it all. There will never be another John Madden. The legacy and teachings of Madden will live on forever. 

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Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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Sports journalist by day, gamer by night and a gym addict by morning. Gurjyot has been a lifelong fan of Wrestling, Contact sports, Rock music and Video games. With a degree in English Literature and Economics from Patkar College, Mumbai, he is set out to conquer every task he sets his mind to.

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