Originally written on Pacers Pulse  |  Last updated 11/15/12
It's been a pretty disgusting season thus far if you are a Pacers fan, and last year's miracle run to the second round appears to have been a fluke.Granted, it's probably still too early to write off this team, but the signs have rarely been worse. On Tuesday, they scored just 72 points in a loss against the Raptors, and this was after managing to hold the Raptors to just 5 points in the 4th quarter. Today, the lost by 14 to the Bucks, and this was after being down by 29 points after the 3rd quarter.There are too many problems to know where to begin. Frank Vogel is known as a coach who preaches "smashmouth basketball", but now his team is just being smashed in the mouth. The motivational tactics that worked so well last season don't appear to be working anymore, and one has to wonder if Vogel is on the hotseat after this horrendous 3-6 start. And it's not just the record either -- it's the way this Pacers team has been playing. Yes, they don't have Danny Granger, but it's no excuse ...
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