People like to pretend Pagano did no coaching before he got sick. A lot of the head coachs work is done in the off-season and training camp. That builds the foundation of your season. Pagano coached those. Also Arians didn’t come in and throw out everything Chuck did. In fact he made it a point to follow what Chuck wanted and what Chuck had started. So to completely dismiss 2012, especially given the success that followed in 2013 and 2014 without Arians, is not fair. Yes Arians deserves the coach of the year award he got that season and the head coaching job he got with the Cardinals from it but Pagano deserves some credit too.