The thread is based on the notion that Newton isn't a "traditional QB", which is a false premise. Newton is a passing quarterback who's also an effective runner, something which is hardly unprecedented.
You can go all the way back to Fran Tarkenton's day and find dual threat quarterbacks. People who act as if that's something new either don't know their football history or are Michael Vick.
By the definition in the OP, I would understand a 'non-traditional quarterback' as one that's primarily a runner and isn't a good passer. And yes, it's correct that passing quarterbacks still rule the league and 'non-traditional' QBs aren't effective.
The mistake is defining Newton as a non-traditional quarterback.
Gettlegut is a guy that spends hours pouring through data and evaluating players so GMs can make informed decisions. He's one of the grunts that does the legwork, not a GM. Horrible PR skills when it came to handling the Smith decision. Did nothing to fill holes on the OL and protect his franchise QB other than to say, 'sometimes the answer is already on the roster'. Sorry, we all know the Cruz story and you came from the Giants, but that is the exception and not the rule.
Should have looked at more tape on DeCoud and realized he cant tackle. Godfrey doesn't make another NFL team, much less get significant playing time. Godfrey was a poor safety and is an even worse corner. What's the deal, is he the new Armanti Edwards ... a player they like and keep for absolutely no logical reason.
Buckle in fans, the formula is out. The Homers are still fighting reality. Give it a couple more weeks and the Homers will go back to their previous Sunday activities.
Pretty clear you have no clue what a GM does
Hint: Having a GM who'll put in his own time on player evaluation is a good thing, not bad. As to his PR skills, who gives a flaming rip? He's running a team, not running for office.
Gettleman went for veteran safeties because smart players like that work pretty well behind a high pressure defensive line.
Unfortunately, thanks to Charles Johnson being hurt and Greg Hardy being where he is, we don't have that anymore.