Actually he is correct.
In PvP the variuos movement debuffs availible will even hold/slow/stop an escort cycle ApO though it takes timing to hit the open window of 10-15 seconds that it will work in.
Standard BOff timer/cool down interupting abilities will work well against escorts, especially SNB and VM.
He is also correct about the Target Weapons attacks, both as the Tac abilities and other lesser weapon debuffs ingame. Take away an escorts weapon power is a very easy way to render them harmless for a time.
no offense but taking any ship's weapons power away, outside of torp boats, makes bretty much any ship harmless in STO. Don't see how escorts are special in this respect.