"Some more than others," he said. "Some defenses are multi-faceted enough to do that. Others stick to what they do and play it out, but tweak it a little bit here and there."
Another factor in the Lions' offensive struggles are the teams Detroit has played the last two weeks.
San Francisco is known for playing disciplined within their scheme and found success against Detroit, particularly in the red zone. Atlanta found the same success.
But Stafford prefers to point the finger inward instead of outward.
"We just haven't been doing some of the little things right, whether it be my placement on a throw or a guy's route or a blocking technique," he said. "Everybody's had a hand in it.
"It takes 11 to be great on offense and we've had one or two guys here and there just not playing up to par on certain plays and it's been hurting us."
Asked whether teams are starting to scheme against his skill set, Stafford says he doesn't think so.
"I think it has more to do with the talent around me than me," he said. "We have a lot of weapons and when we spread people out we can create match-up problems, so teams are going to try and back off a little bit and know that I'm not going to run for 100 yards on anybody or anything like that.
"It's on us to mix it up: run, pass, short, medium, long ... be accurate and complete passes."