My read is that Gettleman wasn't as sold on guys like Bell and Godfrey, but he deferred to Rivera.
It's all perception though. Supported, I think, by the narrative, but still just perception.
You can't seriously be deflecting this off of Gettleman and on to Rivera. It was Gettleman who extended Rivera. If Gettleman trusts Rivera with talent evaluations on losers like Bell and Godfrey, that says more about Gettleman's inability to evaluate than it does Rivera's.
Not a big Bell guy but at the end of the day it's not his fault. Bell is an overachieving UDFA who should ideally have a rotational role on an offensive line. Instead, he has been thrust into a starting anchor role and despite his efforts, is nowhere capable of handling it no matter how much coaches and GMs wish it to be true.
He does seem like a nice guy though...
Yep, same way I felt about Godfrey still playing nickel in GB and the same way I feel about Chandler playing RT. Be mad at the FO and coaching staff.