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Raiders honor legendary Dolphins’ coach Don Shula

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John Madden remembers an old foe, friend and fellow Hall of Famer

Legendary Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula dies at 90
Don Shula
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The Raiders remembered a rival in the AFC on Monday after longtime Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula died at the age 90.

Shula’s Dolphins were a dynasty in the early 1970s and a playoff staple. The Raiders were also an AFC powerhouse for much of Shula’s time in Miami and the two teams had some classic battles.

The Raiders sent out this statement as an organization on the passing of Shula:

The Raiders also released a statement from former coach John Madden, who like Shula, is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame:

Shula and Madden coached in a golden era of the NFL. Clearly, respect and friendship means a lot in this game.

These heartfelt gestures by the Raiders make it clear that they have great memories of the NFL legend. As pointed out below, the Raiders and the Shula had some epic matchups.

Rest in peace, Mr. Shula.