John Madden “made the game fun and simple to understand,” former colleague James Brown says

NFL fans are mourning the loss of legendary football coach and broadcaster John Madden, who died at the age of 85. Madden was the head coach for the Oakland Raiders for 10 seasons before his 30-year broadcasting career on several networks including CBS. CBS News special correspondent and host of "NFL Today" James Brown joins CBSN to discuss Madden's impact on the NFL and sports journalism. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across all platforms. Launched in November 2014, the service is a premier destination for breaking news and original storytelling from the deep bench of CBS News correspondents and reporters. CBSN features the top stories of the day as well as deep dives into key issues facing the nation and the world. CBSN has also expanded to launch local news streaming services in major markets across the country. CBSN is currently available on and the CBS News app across more than 20 platforms, as well as the Paramount+ subscription service. Subscribe to the CBS News YouTube channel:​
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