Sydney coach John Longmire has backed his embattled AFL team to bounce back after they failed again, this time against Richmond.
Saturday night's 22-point losing margin felt like it should have been a lot more and leaves the Swans languishing with only one win from their opening five games.
It is not as dire - yet - as their 0-6 start two seasons ago, when they rallied superbly to reach the semi-finals.
The Swans host GWS next Saturday night in a massive local derby.
"We've been in similar situations and been able to get ourselves going," Longmire said.
"But it's not just a matter of talking about it, it's a matter of getting out there and doing it.
"There's no question it's a different team ... it doesn't change our belief we can turn it around."
Sydney knew Richmond would come hard with their pressure and planned accordingly, but simply could not cope.
Twelve of Richmond's 13 goals came from turnovers.
"We spoke about (it) going into the game, that particularly (the) forward third for us, the Tigers are able to score really heavily," Longmire said.
"It's a big part of their game ... we wanted to make sure we used the ball better going forward, but we didn't.
"That front-third ball movement, we just turned it over consistently.
"You have to build your game on your pressure - everything else flows from that.
"We still have to get our pressure right."
One highlight was Lance Franklin kicking four goals, which took him past Essendon great Matthew Lloyd to seventh on the all-time AFL list with 928.
But Franklin clearly was frustrated during the game and he largely played a lone hand in the Sydney forward 50.
"We just need to give him a hand - we need to execute better going forward," Longmire said.
"We need other blokes to stand up and kick goals."
Australian Associated Press