WEST Coast defender Jeremy McGovern says every player in the team has put their hand up to take responsibility for last week's humiliating loss to Sydney, but insists the club isn't in crisis mode.
The defeats have all but killed off West Coast's chances of snaring a top-four berth, making it highly unlikely they'll be a legitimate premiership threat come finals time.
HORROR SHOW Tough conversations for injury-hit Eagles
McGovern revealed the playing group sat down this week for a heart-to-heart chat in which every player owned up to letting the team down.
"All the boys put their hands up who haven't performed, and everyone did," McGovern said.
"There wasn't one bloke in there who put their hand up and said, 'I've been 100 per cent all year'.
"We don't really need to get the sledgehammer out and whack blokes.
"But we sit down and we educate. We talk about it. We own up to it. That was probably the first thing."
WHERE TO NOW? Five questions for the faltering Eagles
McGovern said there was still plenty of belief within the squad and not all was lost given West Coast is still inside the top eight.
"It's definitely not crisis talks or alarm bells going off completely," McGovern said.
"But we had to have a few chats to a few boys and we all had to look at each other individually.
"I'm obviously a leader of the footy club as well, so I'll put my hand up. I've had efforts and parts in games that I haven't contributed."
West Coast will be aiming to rebound when it takes on wooden spoon favourites North Melbourne at Optus Stadium on Monday night.
McGovern said rather than make wholesale changes to the gameplan, the playing group is determined to display a better workrate and also speed up their ball movement.
"It's pretty hard to fully reinvent your gameplan at this part of the year," he said.
CAL TWOMEY'S PHANTOM FORM GUIDE Best draft prospects ranked
"We've had to tweak a few things, look at a few things. But it's not reinvent the whole wheel."
The Eagles will be boosted by the return of Andrew Gaff (thumb) and Liam Ryan (suspension), but Jack Redden (knee), Jamaine Jones (ankle) and Alex Witherden (groin) go out of the side.