Not sure what we're trying to argue here. Geno did throw a lot of short passes.
And I don't have a problem with him playing to the system. The short passes weren't a Geno issue. They were a Holgorsen issue.
About 20% of those short passes were quick screens to Bailey or Austin. And it was by design. A few times I also saw Geno purposely not throw this screen, and instead throw downfield because the CB bit hard on the screen. A wise decision.