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Quarterback Matthew Stafford knows exactly what position the Detroit Lions are currently in. He is also aware that most of the blame will fall on his shoulders regardless of how obvious it might be that he isn't the one to blame.
Stafford is the byproduct of a one-dimensional offense. What can look great one year can completely fall apart the next.
In 2011, Stafford threw for 5,038 yards and 41 touchdowns to only 16 interceptions. So far this season, the quarterback has thrown for 1,754 yards, with only five touchdowns and six interceptions.
Stafford is in a tough position, however. With few weapons that he trusts, changing plays at the line becomes less of an option. And with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan's lack of creativity, the quarterback is forced into decisions that worked very well a year ago.
The Lions probably won't make the playoffs this season, but it is never too late for Stafford to become a better decision-maker and build trust with guys not named Calvin Johnson and Brandon Pettigrew.
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