Anthony Seibold faces a critical call on veteran Darius Boyd and his under-fire halves as Kotoni Staggs leads a horde of returning Broncos in the next fortnight.
Staggs will return from a hamstring injury for Saturday's all-important clash with Canterbury, with Seibold and counterpart Dean Pay having just one win between them in the past six weeks.
On form, one-time captain Darius Boyd looms as the man to make way for Staggs even with youngster Herbie Farnworth occupying his usual right centre role.
In the halves, Anthony Milford and Brodie Croft have come in for a mountain of criticism for their underwhelming showings, putting the club's anointed long-term No.7 Tom Dearden in line for a promotion.
Glenn and Carrigan speak from the heart after Warriors loss
It is unclear which playmaker could make way for Dearden, but fellow youngster Cory Paix will also be back from a pectoral injury to share the hooking duties with Issac Luke.
A verdict on Matt Lodge's (knee) availability will not land until after Tuesday's first training run of the week.
Corey Oates once again finds himself in the firing line after being axed for last week's Warriors clash, before Lodge's withdrawal saw him granted a reprieve from the bench.
Should Lodge return the Queensland Origin flyer looms again as a selection casualty given patience with Brisbane's biggest names is wearing thin.
Broncos CEO Paul White scheduled a Sunday morning press conference to "reaffirm my commitment" to Seibold's five-year contract after a sixth straight loss.
Every try from round 8
But having dropped games to the struggling Titans and Warriors, further losses to Canterbury and Wests Tigers would kill off their Brisbane's 2020 campaign at only the halfway mark and surely erode that faith.
Seibold has similarly backed the likes of Boyd and Milford throughout his time at the club.
But Boyd's fast-tracked retirement at the end of the season, his form struggles and the desperate need for a win have the 325-game veteran facing the axe.
Seibold made mention of Blake Green's dominance driving the Warriors home in the final 20 minutes on Saturday, a killer instinct neither Milford nor Croft have shown in a battling side.
Whoever remains with Dearden coming into the starting side will be expected to take on more game management duties given the youngster is still just seven games into his career.
Up front Joe Ofahengaue will be back from suspension for the following week's clash with Wests Tigers.
The likes of David Fifita (knee), Jake Turpin (leg fracture) and Jesse Arthars (knee) are also targeting the round-10 Sydney trip for their returns, offering much-needed reinforcements for a beleaguered roster and a coach in desperate need of a change in fortunes.