I don't think Stewy looks at football like most other NFL players. Gross talked about how he didn't do the traditional rehab that Gross did. And Stew says, you have to "listen to your body". Gross joked that Stew uses "Eastern medicine". I think Stew has a little Ricky Williams in him ( I am not calling him a pothead, not that I would even care, I think pot should be legal).
Personally, I think he takes a long-term view of his life, and wanting to save his body from excess hits. I believe this would make sense why he doesn't practice much, but he usually plays. I think this may have cost him a little explosiveness, however.
I think it is obvious we aren't an explosive offense....
But someone did a nice job the other day comparing us to an old Titan team lead by McNair and George. Sure we don't have the nice explosive stats......or pretty ones on offense. BUT....can you stop us from gaining 10 yards? End of the day that is all that matters
We are not as explosive, but we are now methodical. And I don't think this is on accident.
Generally Speaking: Methodical means 1st downs, 1st downs mean time of possession, time of possession helps the defense.
This is why good teams usually have either an explosive offense + decent defense or Methodical/effective offense + dominant defense. Hardly ever seen Explosive Offense + dominant defense. It so hard to stop teams from scoring points when they get so many possessions.
If anyone thinks Cam and the offense don't deserve a little credit for our #1 defense, then you don't know much.