Eels halfback Mitch Moses is at a loss to explain his team's poor attitude in their huge 64-10 Magic Round loss to the Storm and why they seem to be on holidays every second week.
The Eels thrashed the Wests Tigers in round six, were awful away to the Knights in round seven, put in a huge effort at home to the Dragons in round eight before their Suncorp nightmare in round nine.
"I don't really have an answer (why), it seems to be win-loss-win-loss for us and if we want to mix it with the top sides like Melbourne and the Roosters you've got to play consistent footy and we're just not turning up week in week out," Moses said.
"We're turning up for one week then having a holiday the next. You just can't do that in the NRL.
"We gave them too much ball in the first half, kind of clawed our way back midway through the first half then gave them back the momentum and they just took it. We've just got to come with a better attitude."
Moses couldn't explain why the gulf between Parramatta's best and worst football is so wide, particularly their home form versus their away form.
"It hurts; we know that's not us, that's not the footy side we are, we pride ourselves on little things we weren't doing in that game," he said.
"We need to fix that up against North Queensland next week and they're playing some good footy at the moment so we need to fix that up.
"We need to get a grip on travelling and when we travel we have to play good footy, we have to turn up. We just haven't been doing that."
Despite his disappointment at his own side's form, he said the Storm deserved praise for their clinical display.
"They were very good, you can't take anything away from Melbourne, Cameron Smith controlled the whole game," he said.
"We just didn't turn up with a good attitude. If we came with a good attitude it would have been a bit different. They were outstanding tonight, don't take anything away from that but we have to be better."