I guess my point about Smith is it would be a shame if they turf him because he hasn't shown the maturity of a vet. I think it is easy to forget that Smith is still very young and raw but he has shown signs at times of getting it right. He seems to have the physical ability to be successful now they need to work on the mental side more. Yes he is quick to pull the ball and run but again being so young he lacks the experience of a vet of reading defenses and getting the ball out quickly, when he doesn't see an obvious target immediately then he starts to get antsy which results in him relying on what he knows he can do and that is run. If they can be patient enough to let him make some mistakes without nailing him to the cross every time and when he comes off the field instead of blasting him JJ should be taking him to the side and ask him what he saw out there and what was his thinking when he made the mistake. Like I said though Smith needs to mature more and not freak out when things go bad. If he can not control his temper then yes he may have to go but I would not let one or two incidences be the straw that broke the camel's back.
I remember when Durant started he also relied heavily on his running abilities and yes he took flak for it. Many fans didn't think he would ever become a good passer. As Durant matured and started to learn patience when heat was on then he started to find open targets. That though did not happen in the first or probably most of the second season he was the starter. So realistically to expect Smith to be able to stand in there is being a bit unfair to him.
Yes Coleman also may be able to read defenses in time too but that is the difference between him and Smith, as I said Smith is 23 and Coleman is 27 or 28 so his window of opportunity is much smaller, I mean it would be harder to invest 2-3 seasons in Coleman to get it right and be 30ish then it would be to spend that time on Smith who would be only 25-26 and just coming into his prime.
That is my take on it anyways. I guess we will see if Jones and Murphy are the great developers of players that everyone says they are or if they just wash their hands of Smith because he isn't starter material today.