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Jon Gruden revives Chucky persona in new Skechers ad

Updated April 14, 2021 - 10:15 am

Before returning to coaching and taking over the Raiders, Jon Gruden spent a decade as an ESPN analyst, where he became a larger-than-life figure.

Gruden plays off that reputation in two ads for Skechers Arch Fit shoes.

In one, he revives his Chucky persona, his face famously resembling that of the horror-movie character as he yells at batteries, a plant and water faucet for not doing what he wants.

In another ad, Gruden compares uncomfortable shoes to putting an offensive line on a trampoline, which predictably falls apart.

Contact reporter Mark Anderson at manderson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @markanderson65 on Twitter.

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