You can't always take everything at face value.
Sometimes perception is NOT in fact reality. We lock onto certain beliefs, and that is what we maintain whether it is right or wrong.
Here's an example: John Elway was a scrambling quarterback who racked up yardage with his legs as well as his arm, right?
Actually no. Elway was a pass-rush evader. He only ran for 3,407 yards in his 16-year career. Granted, behind some very average offensive linemen, he had to run often. But Elway looked to beat you with his arm.
Yet, that isn't always the perception.
Are there any perceptions about this year's team, so far, that might not be reality?
Of course. We just might have to look outside what we believe to be true.