I went back and read McClain's article again and he is pretty much on the mark IMO. He didn't write the headline.
He's saying things that have been said by the majoroty of posters on this board for months. i.e., if they stay healthy there's no reason for them not to win 7 or 8 games, and don't expect playoffs this year. Asked another way, I think the vast majority would agree that 6-10 would be a disappointment if everyone stayed healthy.