Stepping back from the trees for a second to get a look at the forest. . . it seems to me that pretty much every team in the league last season had a bad penchant for throwing 3 yard hitches, 2 yard outs, 4 yard slants, or simply sending the runnning back straight ahead on second down and long.
It drove me to distraction at varying points last season, and all teams seemed to me to be guilty of doing that. . . it looks more like giving up.
And, that said, if you are facing a second and long, say 2nd and 15 or 2nd and 20, and you're giving up, why the heck not be a little creative and say try a quick kick? It's in the rules and hardly ever seen anymore. Seems to me it would be a refreshing change and might just catch the other team napping a bit. . . so why not try it? If you're just going to throw a 3 yard out or something like that, you're just setting yourself up to punt on the next down assuming you aren't in field goal range, so why not quick kick on 2nd?
And yes, papa, I was a fan of Kyries Hebert as well, good player and a class act as well.