Des Hasler admits Manly need a quick fix to get out of their current misery as they face their worst start to an NRL season in more than a decade.
The Sea Eagles are winless from the first three rounds of the competition but a loss to Penrith at Lottoland on Thursday night will be the first time since 2009 the club has lost the opening four games.
The pressure is starting to mount on the newly re-signed coach to find fast answers following an abject 38-12 loss to St George Illawarra last weekend.
Defensive lapses and a poor completion rate of just 64 per cent left the Sea Eagles humiliated, but Hasler said the team has no choice but to fight their way out of it.
"They have to be quick fixes. When you're talking about at this level, controlling possession and building pressure, that's something that you need a quick fix on straight away," Hasler said on Wednesday.
"We'll find our way out way of it. We have to. That's just a given.
"Because of the talent and the experience that's in the squad, we just have to handle this adversity and these tough moments and we'll come good.
"It's nice to delve into the subjective and the emotion but there are clear areas there that we need to address.
"We feel like we can solve that if we fix up our possession."
Despite a injury to fullback Dylan Edwards that has forced a reshuffle of the backline the Panthers are red hot favourites to continue their unbeaten streak on Thursday night.
Rising half Matt Burton has been named in the centres with Stephen Crichton moved to fullback and out of the Panthers' lethal left edge.
The Sea Eagles' right edge of Moses Suli and Jason Saab was shockingly exposed against the Dragons last Friday but the duo have been retained on the edge to face Brian To'o, Burton and Viliame Kikau.
It will be Crichton's first start at fullback in the NRL but Hasler won't be tempted to direct high balls his way.
"If he starts there, you never know," Hasler said.
"They've got a number of players that can play fullback.
"He's played all of his junior footy and all his representative footy there at fullback so he's certainly experienced."