no i wouldn't say that at all.
the process of unifying yourself is only half the game (i.e. managing force within the body / 13 points), you still have to unify / flow with opponent (i.e. applying force accurately on the opponent.)
Well, what I was trying to say was that the act of unifying/flowing with the opponent was less an external adjustment, so much as a manifestation of the adjustment happening from the inside.
I.E. I can change the force vectors based on intent, on the internal configuration, rather than relying on the actual angle/pressure of the point of contact (although it can help).
The way in which you describe is that you're adding a separate layer of good old "external" vectors (angle of the limbs etc) ...as opposed to concentrating on achieving the same effect from within.
And I just don't think Sam actually focuses so much on the external factor as much, despite what he says.
Just to clarify I'm not here to to say one is "right" or "wrong," but trying to shed some light on what you're trying to say.