OT: Leonard Fournette says the NFL is easy, thanks to playing in the SEC

Submitted by WichitanWolverine on August 12th, 2017 at 11:03 AM

The quote: "It's a lot slower than I really thought. That's how I've been since I first got into the NFL. A lot of people were like, 'It's going to be fast.' But by me playing in the SEC, that kind of helped me a lot. I think, to me, it was really easy."

Fournette rushed 9 times for 31 yards and a TD in their preseason win over New England.

So this confirms SEC > NFL.

https://twitter.com/i/moments/896093216390426624

Comments

stephenrjking

August 12th, 2017 at 7:11 PM ^

Remember when Steve Spurrier took the Washington job and torched everyone in his first preseason? 

It was the high point of his career. Fournette can be wrong about this and still be a fine player, but there's no way he's not going to eat his words after playing one preseason game against the expendable scrubs (and vanilla schemes) New England was putting on the field.

MIGHTYMOJO91

August 12th, 2017 at 11:15 AM ^

One game into the preseason does not a hall of fame career make.  Get back with us when you are up against the starters.  Me thinks  Fournette just made himself a marked man come regular season

FauxMo

August 12th, 2017 at 11:20 AM ^

So wait, he rushed 9 times at about a 3.5 ypc clip and he's talking shit? If nothing else, I think this confirms the value of an SEC education. 

WestQuad

August 12th, 2017 at 11:59 AM ^

I was logging in to say just this.   The starters and second string aren't playing nearly as hard in pre-season.  The Bills' back up running backs were tearing off 10 yards a carry against the Vikings the other night.  SEC guys aren't smart enough to realize that.  Fornette is going to get some nice welcome to the league hits for mouthing off.   I haven't seen him play a lot but understand he is a physical runner.  He'll either be a bust or have a Fragile Fred Taylor type of career where he has bursts, but is hurt all the time.

trueblue262

August 12th, 2017 at 11:31 AM ^

that just averaged a bit over 3 yards a carry

Not to mention that there's a good chance based on history that he will be hurt by the time preseason is over. But his mouth will still work anyway