SAM Thaiday says the Broncos are aiming to earn back the respect of two groups of people - themselves and the fans.
The Broncos are preparing the host the Tigers at Suncorp Stadium this Monday night to try and snap a three-game losing streak.
While pundits want to make predictions about how many games the Broncos can afford to lose and still make the finals, Thaiday said that wasn’t on the players’ minds.
“None of our boys are too good at maths so we will just keep it simple,” he said.
"We need to get a lot of respect back for ourselves and from our fans.
“Once we have that, the sums will get smaller. We need to start all over again.”
Thaiday said the 30-18 loss to the Raiders exposed a small failing of the team that was proving costly.
But he said it was fixable and the Broncos had the squad to make some inroads in the competition.
“We switch off for one tackle and that’s the tackle they end up scoring against us,” he said.
"When we sat down at the start of the year and looked at our squad, it was a fantastic mix of youth and experience.
"At the start of the year we could have done anything if we put our minds to it.
"Our season is not done and dusted yet.
"There is a long way to go. You can never write off a Broncos side.
“We can be right in the mix if we want to and I don’t say that lightly. If we want to we can really do something in this competition.”