To put Gettis on the field it means you take someone off.
Yes we do, he gets plenty of play time. He just can't get open. Since Denver (17 snaps) he has been seeing the field quite a bit on offense.
Will he immediately walk onto the field better than LaFell? Likely not. But he will never be better than LaFell if he never plays. But why does he need to be better than LaFell on Sunday? Thomas Davis didn't step onto the field immediately as his old self, either. But he was given a chance, given playing time, and over time he worked his way back to form.
Where would Thomas Davis be if he was never given that chance? On the bench, next to Gettis.
So you want Gettis to take the guy who leads Carolina in plays of 20+ yards (14 of them) so Gettis can get in shape to be better than him by maybe the last game of the season?
I can get if you want him to take Murphy's limited snaps bc they essentially do the same thing. But no reason for him to take LaFell's reps at this point