Losing with a Quarterback
Although the team is well beyond the Matt Millen Era and the infamous 0-16 season, the Lions have struggled to break through to the next level to become a consistent winner and model franchise despite having a very capable, if not elite, quarterback in Matthew Stafford.
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Most of the bottom feeder franchises today can attribute their joke status to lack of stability at the quarterback position. The Lions defeated season in 2008 mercifully produced the gift of a franchise quarterback in Stafford.
Stafford has earned some of his criticisms, but he is a gunslinger who can make every throw on the field and someone I’m confident you can win a Super Bowl with under center.
The Lions are lucky to have him, but it’s frustrating that the team has yet to put enough talent around him to become legitimate Super Bowl contenders.
From the offensive line issues to defensive holes to not producing a 1,000-yard rusher in what feels like ages, the Lions have failed to put the proper pieces together.
Having a quarterback as talented as Stafford and continuing to fail to win anything of significance only adds fuel to the fire of Lions fan torment.