I thought it was pretty well known that Smith was not happy Clausen was starting and with Moore back in the saddle, a guy who can get him the ball (whether good or bad), he might be more encouraged to get healthy.
Just an observation.
You are actually right on in my opinion. Smitty wouldn't have made a real push to be ready if Clausen was the QB since he hasn't shown any ability to get him the ball. It may not be this week but defintely Smitty will be working harder to come back if he thinks there is actually a reason to come back.
Look what happened when Carr didn't throw to him, I remember he missed a game and I don't think he was injured.