It's getting close to the start of the 2012 NFL season once again, and that means that we're getting firmly into the season of disinformation. As the football world has little to talk about and no meaningful hitting is yet taking place, we're left to scramble to feed off the scraps coming from the teams themselves about players they are watching practice.
In essence everybody is recovering as though they are super human, running like Usain Bolt, catching as though stick-um were legal, and being either virtually unblockable or an immovable wall, depending on which side of the line of scrimmage they play.
Almost all of it is rubbish, with coaches just looking for something to say and focusing on the positive when asked.
Some of the hype will inevitably prove true over the season, with enough being thrown at the wall for some of it to stick, but the majority will look ridiculous in six months' time.
So let's take a look and peer through the haze of propaganda to the truth.
Let's identify some charlatans.