Healy was one of the most vocal WK you will ever find. Just wouldn’t shut up. So I am surprised he included him as one of the three because it sort of defeats what he is saying.
I also don’t think Smith was just saying he wanted a vocal WK and nothing else, he was indicating that Nevill was struggling to be the support Smith was looking for. Marsh, Healy, Gilly, they were all really helpful to the captains, often adjusting the field or making suggestions, ones that proved to be right. I think Smith is saying the Nevill doesn’t do that, he isn’t a support much to Smith while Wade is very vocal and helpful.
I will also say that Nevill isn’t dramatically superior to Wade, certainly better but not brilliant. So if he is going to be quiet and not make runs and only offer a little more consistency behind the stumps then he isn’t a better player for Smith.