Jerry Rice, Charles Woodson issue warnings about Jon Gruden
Jerry Rice and Charles Woodson just let current Raiders players know what to expect.
Every fan of the NFL knows that new Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is an intense guy. He just comes across that way in general, and former Raiders wide receiver Jerry Rice wants to make sure that the players on his current team fully understand what they're getting into.
As Carl Steward of the Bay Area News Group reported, Rice didn't shy away from the fact that the infamous "Chucky" is going to come out, while also citing that the players are either going to buy in or not be a part of it.
“I hope these players are ready, because they’re going to get Chucky,” he said. “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 wasn't the only one either, as Raiders legend Charles Woodson echoed a similar sentiment about buying in or seeing yourself out the door, per Steward.
“If you don’t respond, you’ve gotta go,” he said. “That’s going to be the bottom line. I don’t think Gruden’s going to come in here favoring or babying anybody. He’s going to try to hit the ground running, and if you’re not ready to jump on that train, there’ll be another team for you or something else to do. it’s got to be all in or nothing.”
Based on these comments, Raiders players should likely come in ready to work or expect to be on the way out more than likely.
There's literally zero reason to believe that Gruden has changed his coaching style during his time away from the sidelines, and we're likely going to get the same scowl and outspoken coach from the past.
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