The the simple answer is pedigree because the Lions have none.
You need to reflect on this most recent Lions team and go back lets say 10 years. Off the top of my head I can look no further than last week in Arizona with Brandon Pettigrew (a first round pick who is in year five) still out on the field dropping balls which results in the death of drives.
So why is he still being counted on time and time again?
Simply put, because the Lions have too.
Detroit are the kings of justifying draft picks. Titus Young was tolerated longer than he should’ve been while a guy like Mikel Leshoure was allowed to have his off the field problems all because the Lions had no other real options at running back. The front office also doesn’t have the cache nor the clout to send guys packing and to cap it off the Lions still employ a coach that doesn’t run a tight ship while his players freely run around without discipline.
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