Although its format has been heavily debated and criticized, the NFL preseason provides a delicious appetizer for football fans before they're able to enjoy the main course known as the regular season.
However, there are always stories in every preseason that cause fans to go against their better judgment and rush to conclusions.
Whether it's an established, explosive offense getting off to a sluggish start in the preseason or an unproven rookie getting off to a scorching start, people often take preseason news too seriously for it being so early in the year.
The preseason is now halfway over, and the regular season is just two weeks away. It's far too early to draw conclusions at this point of the NFL season, but let's take a closer look at five preseason stories being taken too seriously.