I promised kick out stats, so here yas go. These are the combined stats of our 3 games so far, courtesy of @dontfoul on twitter. Of the 33 short kick outs we've taken, we've manufactured a shot differential of +26. And on short kick outs against, the shot differential is only -9, so to be quite honest, according to stats, so far we've been genuinely lethal on all kick outs, be it long, short, for or against.
While yes we are weaker defending short kick outs we're not nearly as poor as I thought to be honest.