Expect something different from the Gold Coast on Sunday after interim coach Craig Hodges admitted the club would be "crazy" not to change their approach after Garth Brennan's sacking.
Assistant coach Hodges will step into the big chair for the NRL side's home clash against table-toppers Melbourne on Sunday - for the second time in three seasons after he stepped in following Neil Henry's exit in 2017.
But with eight games remaining, he says things are different on this occasion.
"We've got two months; there's change being made with the team, the structure, the mentality," Hodges, who will share duties with fellow assistant Luke Burt, said.
"We have to be smart enough to not try and change everything, but ... we'd be crazy with what's gone on to not make change and expect a different performance."
The Titans (4-12) have slumped to the bottom of the ladder after 17 rounds in a season that started with candid ambitions of a finals berth.
Second-year coach Brennan was the casualty of a mid-season review and Hodges, who didn't rule out running for the vacant post next season, said there was plenty to play for.
"Last time (when Henry departed) it was two games, four sessions left and it was a matter of patching up," he recalled.
"But we've got some things we have to achieve this season.
"It hasn't been enjoyable, but we've got an opportunity to fix that."
"We'll all learn something (in the post-Brennan era); I'm fairly confident you'll see a hard-working group, a different mentality about what we're doing."
On an eight-game winning streak, the Storm (14-2) will hope for no hangover in Cameron Smith's 401st NRL game.
But the absence of all their State of Origin representatives - barring Dale Finucane - will test them.
Christian Welch is suspended while Will Chambers, Cameron Munster, Josh Addo-Carr and Felise Kaufusi have been left out of the side.
Hodges has shown his hand too, dropping hooker Mitch Rein, forward Will Matthews and popular winger Anthony Don.
Recruited Newcastle back-rower Sam Stone will make his club debut, Leilani Latu will play his first match of the season from the bench and Michael Gordon will return from a blood clot in his leg that has sidelined him since round nine.
STATS THAT MATTER
* Since 2014, there have been nine mid-season coaching changes, with only three of these coaches winning their first game in charge.
* A loss would see the Titans equal their record club low of just four wins through the first 17 games of a season.
* Melbourne has scored the most tries (26) through the centre of the field and conceded the least (seven), while the Titans have scored the fewest (four) of all teams this season.
Australian Associated Press