A sputtering offense.
A collapsing defense.
Whatever bright thoughts there was coming into the 2008 CFL season, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are trying to search for answers to why they can't seem to get onto the winning side of things.
With the BC Lions coming on Friday, the Bombers have to start winning to get their season back on track.
After a heart-breaking 23-16 Week One loss to their Eastern rivals the Toronto Argonauts, the Bombers were bounced badly by the Montreal Alouettes in Week Two by a 38-24 score, being down 28-7 at halftime in that game.
Yet head coach Doug Berry does not have any solutions, but only that the Bombers are going to keep on trying to improve with their current lineup.
With WR Milt Stegall still out coming into Week Three against BC, recovering from knee surgery this winter, the Bombers' receivers such as RJ Franklin, Derick Armstrong, and Terence Edwards need to start to stepping up to fill in the place of the injured Stegall.
The Bombers Grey Cup run last season relied heavily on the play of those three receivers along with Stegall.
At QB, Kevin Glenn seems to be finding his groove as the Bombers marched to make their Week Two game seemingly close in the end. Glenn will need a big game come Week Three.
If the Bombers can overcome small injuries to Stegall and others, they'll be on their way back to the top.
If they can get it going first.
And they start at home against BC Friday night.