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    Default So who else is NOT freaking out after three pre-season games??

    I kinda feel that "sky is falling" vibe around here, color me confused.

    Lets recap that Rockets game real quick. Virtually tied at the half, despite Hibbert and Granger having below average games.

    Then to start the second half against the Rocket starters, we throw a lineup out there featuring D Jones and Solo, two guys who will spend most of the year in street clothes... why is anyone surprised we fell behind at that point?

    For the record, that lineup also featured a PG who is brand new to the team, a PF who is (essentially) a rookie, and offensive dynamo Brandon Rush. Against the starting lineup of a veteran playoff team.

    Its PRE-SEASON!!!!!!!!

    Am I the only one who pays zero attention to the outcome of pre-season games? I just watch to see how young players are coming along and to see what the team is running. Two things I've noticed so far...

    1. Hibbert is getting a lot more low post touches when he is in the game, just like Obrien said. This makes me very happy.

    2. Hansbrough looks like he hasn't missed a beat, in fact he looks better. Check his FG% so far. Much more efficient so far. This after we questioned if he could EVER come back.

    I guess I'm not really that surprised when a veteran playoff team beats a rebuilding roster that is experimenting with lineups. The inexperience factor and lack of chemistry alone explains about half the turnovers.

    I guess what I'm saying is, convince me to jump off the bridge... I just don't see any reason to be worried just yet. What did you honestly expect?
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    Default Re: So who else is NOT freaking out after three pre-season games??

    If preseason mattered so much, than Cleveland would be happy with life without LeBron.

    And Golden State would be hot ****.

    And LA would be crying for Phil Jacksons head.

    On and on.

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    Default Re: So who else is NOT freaking out after three pre-season games??

    Some people just had their hopes too high thinking that the trade made us legit. I knew we weren't legit yet, although we are moving in the right direction, so performing poorly wasn't a big surprise for me.

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    Default Re: So who else is NOT freaking out after three pre-season games??

    I'm not in panic mode.

    I'm in realistic mode of realizing that our defense in the Houston game, regardless of what lineup was on the floor, was garbage.

    That concerns me.

    I don't care so much about the loss. That's not a big deal to me. But the fact the JOB still believes in his defensive "system" and seeing how that worked out bothers me a bit.

    Regardless, I'll wait for the regular season to see if we make any improvement.

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    Default Re: So who else is NOT freaking out after three pre-season games??

    We'll be fine. For the most part, we're still just letting our new and young guys play just to see what we have, which combinations of players work best together, which positions some of our players play best at, etc. Right now it is just a feeling out process.

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    Default Re: So who else is NOT freaking out after three pre-season games??

    I like to think we're not showing all the tricks in the bag too

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    Default Re: So who else is NOT freaking out after three pre-season games??

    It's preseason.

    Besides the sky really can't fall when you would be really surprised if they win 37 games.
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    Default Re: So who else is NOT freaking out after three pre-season games??

    Quote Originally Posted by Dece View Post
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    Some people just had their hopes too high thinking that the trade made us legit. I knew we weren't legit yet, although we are moving in the right direction, so performing poorly wasn't a big surprise for me.
    I guess it depends on what you mean by "Legit". I think this team can be slightly above .500 and contend for a late seed playoff spot still. I just realistically think it is gonna take some time for them to gel.
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    Default Re: So who else is NOT freaking out after three pre-season games??

    This is a team that aspires to 41 wins. Losing to the Rockets and the Magic does not upset me.
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    Default Re: So who else is NOT freaking out after three pre-season games??

    The wheels on the bus go
    round and round,
    round and round,
    round and round.

    The wheels on the bus go
    round and round,
    all through the town.


    Unless, of course, the bus crashes due to driver incompetency. Then, its an entirely different story.

    But, it is, after all, just pre-season.

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    Default Re: So who else is NOT freaking out after three pre-season games??

    I feel like there are more than two options.

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    I feel like there are more than two options.
    ya fire JOB and play some D and we will be fine.

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    Default Re: So who else is NOT freaking out after three pre-season games??

    I dont think anyone is freaking out, myself included.... It is after all preseason... But there are some things that are making myself and others uneasy... But this is a young team, and there are likely to be many bumps in the road...

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    Default Re: So who else is NOT freaking out after three pre-season games??

    I voted the wheels have fallen off the bus cause I'm a rebel. That and YOU should always be in panic mode as long as JOB is coach of the Indiana Pacers.
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    Default Re: So who else is NOT freaking out after three pre-season games??

    It is preseason so I will wait and be patient to see how this unfolds.

    I can say this though, I am a little more concerned about the potential of this season, but that's probably me being too excited after the draft and Collison trade.

    Also I have to admit if the Pacers were handing out beat downs in the preseason my expectations would be higher.

    Before the Orlando game JOB was stopped coming out to the court, by Stacy Paetz I believe, she asked him what is the main difference between regular season and preseason. With out hesitation he said they were only focusing on the opponent 60% in the preseason. I don't know what else people need to hear to convince them preseason is not the final product.

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    Default Re: So who else is NOT freaking out after three pre-season games??

    I think you just have to understand that when you have a team that's so young and pretty raw, inexperienced individually and as a team; then you are going to have to play pretty close to perfect to get a decent amount of wins throughout the year and your going to need several players to step it up everynight, and your going to have more than your fair share of games that turn out like Houston where the whole thing falls apart. Its the nature of the beast.

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    I'm not. This is preseason. I've never seen the preseason put under the microscope this much. Expectations are high. We aren't going to unveil everything we have until the regular season.

    I can't wait for the regular season...

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    Default Re: So who else is NOT freaking out after three pre-season games??

    I'm not at all. My expectations were considerably lower than most however. As is expected, some things have greatly worried me and some things have me very excited. So far the former has outpaced the latter but I'm hoping that will change before the season begins.
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    Default Re: So who else is NOT freaking out after three pre-season games??

    The Lakers lost to FC Barcelona in Europe. I guess they're done...

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    Default Re: So who else is NOT freaking out after three pre-season games??

    I don't freak out after three regular season games.

    Preseason is so much different from regular season. It makes it very difficult to try and equate the two. I know coaches have to act like preseason is really important, and sure to some extent it is, but every team is in a different agenda - it is IMO impossible to determine anything from preseason games.

    Expectations - I see this Pacers team as a 37 -41 win team. That is a 5 to 9 game improvement. No one should have ever suggested this team as constructed is "ready to win"

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    Default Re: So who else is NOT freaking out after three pre-season games??

    I have bigger things in life to worry about than how the Pacers are performing during pre-season.

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    I have bigger things in life to worry about than how the Pacers are performing during pre-season.
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    Are you sure the pod people haven't taken you over?
    No but the owning a house and trying to keep my job people have.

    On October 30th is when I will be fully interested. As for now, I'm enjoying these pre-season games since there is nothing on the line. I'm using this time to catch up with good friends.
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    Default Re: So who else is NOT freaking out after three pre-season games??

    The Bears were 0-4 in the preseason, so...

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    Default Re: So who else is NOT freaking out after three pre-season games??

    You know, I wondered where this whole "everyone is freaking out about the pre-season" thing was coming from. So I vote and see it's currently 50-1, and the one dissenter admits he was being non-conformist.

    Sometime people need to blow off a little steam. Try not to get too worked up criticizing the complainers, or it'll become a full-time job here.
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