Do you know how Gettleman made his bones in the NFL ???
As a scout.
If you think the guy doesn't have an eye for talent, you are deluding yourself. He knew exactly what he had.
The reason Gettleman didn't address the offensive line is because there really wasn't anyone available in free agency with the money the Panthers had available. And the players available in the draft were clear reaches...and we had a glaring need at receiver.
Gettleman knew full well he was handing Rivera less than a loaded deck coming into the season. He basically said it out loud for all to hear.
Add up the personnel losses Gettleman was unable to address, the injuries that have hit nearly everywhere, the Hardy debacle, the fact that CJ basically decided he would rather count money than play and the regression of Cam Newton and you will start to realize why Gettleman is not going to bail on Ron Rivera a year after going 12 and 4.
A good evaluator (which DG could very well be and is proven in many regards) should be able to separate talent evaluation from coaching evaluation. The coaching is hurting the team aside from the talent and that shouldn't be a crutch to keep a guy when he obviously isn't cutting the mustard.