ALAMEDA, CA - JANUARY 09: Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden looks on during a news conference at Oakland Raiders headquarters on January 9, 2018 in Alameda, California. Jon Gruden has returned to the Oakland Raiders after leaving the team in 2001. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Jerry Rice Warns Raiders To Be Ready For ‘Chucky’

ALAMEDA, CA - JANUARY 09: Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden looks on during a news conference at Oakland Raiders headquarters on January 9, 2018 in Alameda, California. Jon Gruden has returned to the Oakland Raiders after leaving the team in 2001. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

As Jon Gruden returns to the Oakland Raiders, Hall of Famer Jerry Rice has some words for the team.

According to Bleacher Report, Rice warned current Raiders about Gruden’s alter ego, “Chucky.”

He said:

“I hope these players are ready, because they’re going to get Chucky. They’re going to get him, and how they deal with that could tell the whole story. But Chucky’s going to come out. And either you buy in or you’re not going to be part of it.”

Rice played under Gruden for one season during Gruden’s first stint in Oakland.

Rice also compared him to Bill Walsh, adding “he can be your best friend or your worst enemy.”

Nonetheless, Rice credited Gruden for helping build his career. He said:

“You need a coach that’s going to keep you focused, and Jon Gruden is that type of coach.”

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