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Rookie running back Leonard Fournette had some interesting comments following the Jacksonville Jaguars win over the New England Patriots in the preseason opener about the pace of play in the NFL.

“It’s a lot slower than I thought,” Fournette said. “A lot of people said it was going to be fast, but playing in the SEC, I think that really helped me out. I think, to me, it was really easy.”

As David Price would say: “This game is so easy for him.”

As you could imagine, Twitter went crazy over Fournette’s remarks.

The Patriots rested many of their defensive starters in the preseason opener, just a reminder.

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Speaking of which, he did get lit up earlier in preseason.

The comments did not go over very well with former NFL players. Former UCLA All-American and four-year NFL veteran Charles Arbuckle challenged Fournette to check back in after the season.

At least he’s confident, especially when comparing himself to other proven NFL players.


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