A visibly shaken Alex Glenn refused to "shy away" from his emotions in the wake of Saturday's 26-16 loss to the Warriors as he vowed to lead the Broncos out of the doldrums.
Always one to wear his heart on his sleeve, the Brisbane captain, along with halfback Brodie Croft, was seen in tears at full-time at Central Coast Stadium as the pain of six straight losses set in.
Such are the Broncos' woes, CEO Paul White will address the media on Sunday morning but it is understood coach Anthony Seibold will not have his contract terminated.
Commendably, Glenn fronted a post-match media conference alongside vice-captain Pat Carrigan and conceded he's in the midst of one of the "toughest periods" of his 263-game Brisbane career.
"I just got overwhelmed out there. Sometimes we cry, we get upset. It's just been a couple of tough weeks," Glenn said.
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"It just hurts because I know the effort that we're putting into training every week. It's just little areas in our game, we're lacking discipline. I just care for this club, care for this team so much.
"The emotions come out unfortunately but I ain't shying away from it. Sometimes you shed tears."
The second-rower added: "Since being here over 12 years, this is probably one of the toughest periods I've been through.
"It's frustrating but we're shooting our own foot. I'd rather be the captain going through this, testing myself out. Because once we turn this around, it's going to be a hell of a story."
Carrigan, who made 49 tackles and 173 metres in his return from suspension, threw his support behind Glenn.
The emotions come out unfortunately but I ain't shying away from itBroncos captain Alex Glenn
"Being one of those young guys, I wouldn't want to be at any other club, with any other team or play for anyone else other than 'Lexy' as our skipper," the 22-year-old lock said.
"It's disappointing for me having seen Alex be such a successful player here for 12 years at the club and [he] probably hasn't been through anything like this - and I'm a part of that.
"If I or anyone wanted to play an individual sport, we'd be playing tennis ... We're sorry for the results because at the end of the day it's a results business and we have to win."
Seibold lamented his side's inability to build pressure in the second half after leading 10-6 at the break.
He is in the second season of a long-term deal but the pressure on the former Rabbitohs mentor is becoming heavier each week.
He said it made him "sad" to see the likes of Glenn and Croft distraught after the performance.
"We've obviously been heavily criticised and in some cases rightly so for not winning some footy games," he said.
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"It means a lot to the group, we invest a lot of time in. We're just not doing our job at the moment. The pain that you saw on the guys' faces, that's how we're all feeling.
"We don't like getting kicked in the guts and I suppose until we start winning some games we're going to be."
Seibold said he would "review the game" before deciding whether to persist with Croft and Anthony Milford in the halves.
"I thought Milly's kicking game was good. They both started the game well," Seibold said.
"[Warriors halfback] Blake Green probably taught us a lesson in the second half with how he controlled the game."