This is post number 1,400 for thojess.
I think we should just rest both Hill and Smith for this game. It's not like our offense under Raye is all that complicated. Sure us the fans would like to get a look at our freshly named starter playing a good bit in the third preseason game, but I don't really think its absolutely necessary to have either Hill or Smith play at this point. Just let them rest for a week or two and get healthy. Strained backs and Sprained thumbs have a tendency to linger when you rush back to action too quickly.
Seeing Nate go with and against first stringers could prove interesting anyway, and will likely put the QB depth chart (keeping 3 or 4 qbs) into somewhat better focus.