After 14 rounds of the 2015 season the Reds have only managed to scrape together three whole wins. That is a miserable success rate by any calculations.
The Reds have been cruelled by injury, a cocaine saga and quite possibly some pretty slack-jawed coaching. 2015 is a write off.
2016 sees James Horwill, Will Genia and Quade Cooper scarper from the Reds. Literally the end of an era. So the big-wigs of Queensland Rugby have put their noggins together in a bid to salvage the 2016 season before it even begins.
What they have come up with is so ballsy in its audacity that it just might work.
Former Reds and Wallabies coach, John Connolly has officially been hired as a consultant but even Ray Charles can see that he is the proverbial axe dangling over current coach Richard Graham's career.
And after knocking back ageless war horse Brad Thorn a playing contract, Reds management turned around and offered him a job as their elite development squad's forward coach.
If the Reds can again buy in some new talent to tackle the Reds complete lack of depth across the park then they might just be able to forget the last two years.
Will John Connolly be the Reds coach next year? Who can the Reds hunt to bolster their ranks for 2016?