Because the clueless front office can't find a decent coach to use the talent. Stafford is more than good enough if you put a decent team around him. Lions went chasing the scraps of Belichick and got an overrated defensive coordinator that can't actually get his team to play consistent defense. To say nothing of everything else. I hope the Lions don't fire Patricia, but only because I'm a Packers fan, and I'm fine if they want to keep believing in Mr. Pencil behind the ear rocket big boy.