John Madden says it's tough to see Raiders leave

The Hall of Fame coach pleads for the NFL to "leave us something here in Oakland."

John Madden coached for more than a decade in Oakland, winning a Super Bowl at the height of the Raiders' glory years.

Naturally, he's finding it hard to see his team relocate to Las Vegas.

"Maybe this is just me being oversensitive, but, doggone it, if you're going to go, that's really tough, but leave us something," Madden told SiriusXM on Wednesday night (via ESPN). "Leave us something here in Oakland. Please."

This isn't the first time the Raiders have relocated. In 1982, four yearsafter Madden's last as coach,the team moved south to Los Angeles.

Madden, 81, says it's different this time.

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"With the [state of the] stadium now, when they move out, that's going to be torn down, and it's going to be a high rise or some doggone thing. There'll be no more Oakland Raiders," Madden said. "There will be no more history of the Oakland Raiders, and that really bothers me.

"Boom, it just goes away."

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