Oh, come on! I’ve heard MUCH stupider (e.g. John Madden at any given moment) than that – he just meant that in a defense-driven game, you win not by scoring on every drive but by advancing more than your opponent did on its last drive, thus slowly, possession by possession, working your way into field goal (or even TD) range.

For my money, the stupidest comments are to be found in the post-game questions (“Does it feel good to win? Were you glad to catch that game-winning touchdown with 5 seconds to go?”)