Pacers head coach Frank Vogel is trying to steal some of the Super Bowl champs’ magic. Vogel claims that he finds similarities between his team and the Seattle Seahawks (who crushed the Denver Broncos 43-8 in the big game on Sunday). Per the Orlando Sentinel:
“I was inspired by it,” Vogel said Monday, after the Pacers completed their shootaround at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
“I see a lot of us in the Seattle Seahawks: a dominant defense. I think defense like theirs is something we can attain in terms of being dominant on the defensive end. What struck me and the message I gave our guys today is they won with their defense, but they had no turnovers. They didn’t beat themselves on the offensive end, and that’s the area we have to get to.”
“We work at it, and there’s an emphasis on being great on the defense end, because we have that ability,” Vogel said.
“We have defensive talent, but we also have guys that want to play defense, that really enjoy playing defense and that are capable. Put all those factors together, and you get what we have now.”