This week has been an eventful one in the media for the Warriors.

Calls for an answer for the team's performances of late have reached a fever pitch and there is definitely a scent of blood in the water.

I think the club should take a deep breath and hold off on any rash decisions.

With only three games left to play this season, Warriors HQ would do well to send out the message that players and staff should just keep their heads down and focus on finishing the season with three wins.

If I was in charge of the club - my message would be clear and simple - we only have three games remaining in the season.

For the players: concentrate on getting the result on the field. For the coaching staff: we are not happy with the recent results but Brian Mclennan has a two-year deal and nothing changes as we finish the season.

To the media and the fans: we are not happy with where we sit at the moment and will do everything we can to show we are better than our last two results.

I would be surprised and concerned if the club was thinking of any knee jerk reaction to the problems they are facing at the moment.

There is no quick fix and no point rushing to do anything with only three weeks remaining in their season.

The next move they take could make or break the club and needs to be well thought out and well researched.

There was an independent review of the club and coaching staff when it was in a similar position in 2009.

I was part of the review panel and thought it was a sensible way to deal with obvious problems.

I'm sure at the end of this season a similar approach will help them gain a view from outside the Warriors bubble.

One thing I would warn against doing right now is bringing Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney into the mix.

While it may be a move that placates fans with the appearance of adding troops, I feel that it would be a déjà vu of the situation we had where Ivan Cleary was brought in to the flailing side when Tony Kemp was coach.

Cleary's role was clearly as an understudy with a view to eventually being head coach and Kempy couldn't help but know this.

It created a tense environment with some players feeling they had to pick sides and I can’t help but think that putting the current Kiwi coach under the former Kiwi coach would create the same state of affairs.

As for Kearney - as a coach outright or whether Bluey should carry on for his second year- I think the team should batten down the hatches and consider any decision thoroughly before rushing to act.

Breeding a winning culture is something built on many factors, and over time.

If the club is serious about building the biggest and best sporting franchise in Australasia they need to make decisions that will serve them in the long run, not just plug the leaks for now.

Focusing on this week, I will say it again.

All the best sides are the ones who are the most sound in defence, and I would hope this would be their main focus this week against a Penrith side that will be hungry and desperate not to end up with the wooden spoon.

Their coach Ivan Cleary returns to Mount Smart for the first time since he left the club at the end of last year and will have a few clues on what it takes to beat a wounded Warriors outfit.

I just hope the home side can keep their minds on the footy and not the dramas that have been happening in and around the front office this week.

They are a better side than they have shown over the last month and Mclennan is a better coach than his results are showing. I hope they can turn up and repay the loyal fans and put in a performance that will see them lift themselves off the canvas.

This will be a match that could change that fate of a few employees at Mt Smart and I hope for the better. Warriors to get up and bring some pride to the jersey.

This is an awesome round of footy when you look at the match ups. Most top eight sides play each other so not only will we see which sides are genuine title contenders we'll also see the points ladder move around a bit after this weekend. It all starts with two big Friday night games.

Broncos v Storm
These two sides have slipped down the ladder over the last few weeks and will come out full of attitude.
Brisbane has won for a month and although the Storm have stopped their poor form they haven't been that convincing. I'm backing the experience of the Melbourne side to pick up the win here.

Bulldogs v Tigers
This is a massive assignment for the Wests Tigers boys.

The Doggies have won eleven in a row and with another win should secure the minor premiership. This will be an entertaining game but I can't see the Tigers defense holding up so it's the Dogs for me.

Raiders v Roosters
This is a must win game for Canberra and at home they will be too good for the Roosters who will be competitive but once again fade in the second half.

Sharks v Robbitohs
I thought the Sharks were the dark horse with a month to play after they hammered the Warriors and I still think they are capable but they need this result.

The Souths boys are on fire and will make this a tough physical encounter.

The bonus for the Bunnies is the return from suspension of Greg Inglis. I'm hoping the Sharks get up but this could go either way.

Titans v Eels
The question is where has the recent form from the Parra side come from. They are trying to avoid the wooden spoon and have momentum on their side.

The Titans must win their three remaining games to make the top eight and at home will just sneak this result.

Sea Eagles v Knights
I'll pick this game to be throwback to the good old days when Mark "Spud" Carroll and "The Chief" Paul Harrigan used to slog it out.

There is no love lost between these sides and with finals places at stake this game will be epic. I think the class of Manly will get them home here.

Dragons v Cowboys
I love the way the North Queensland side stepped up against the Warriors last week and will need this win to hit form heading into the finals. The Dragons have been inconsistent this year and have reverted to their pre-Bennett days of having a soft underbelly. This will be their undoing and the Cowboys will ride away with victory.

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