Fair assessment. I always like to compare him to Payton, who's gone 7-9 the last three years. Yes he won a SB. So did Brian Billick. That shine wears off eventually. But people will give him every excuse in the book.
One of the things that Harrison, the author of the article, said was one of the greatest attributes of a head coach is how much his players love playing for him. IMO, Pagano is top 10 in that category.