Jamal Fogarty says if the Titans are to win their final two games and push into the finals, it'll be off the back of a strong team effort, not the result of an individuals performance.
David Fifita and Jayden Campbell have both been singled out by media for their X-factor, but Fogarty says it shouldn't be up to one player to fire for the Titans.
"We're a hard working team and we don't individualise anyone or rely on anyone to do something special, there are 13 on the park at once and if we can all do our role it'll go a long way for our team," Fogarty said.
"It's a team environment, we're not an individual sport like tennis or golf.
"It's the 13 guys that are out there on the field and four guys on the bench.
"For him (Fifita) to cop all the criticism I think is pretty harsh. His stats this year are probably the best he's had in the NRL since he burst onto the scene."
Fogarty returned to the Titans side in round 23, after recovering from a finger injury.
Toby Sexton made his NRL debut in Fogarty's absence and impressed in the halfback jersey.
Asked about the competition for spots, the Titans co-captain said it's a positive that there are multiple players fighting for positions.
"I think it (competition for spots) has probably been like that since pre-season," Fogarty said.
"Everyone is here to fight for position and there are only 17 spots available.
"I just had to bide my time and work hard and do a bit of fitness and make sure my finger was right before I was available for selection.
"It keeps the fire in the belly burning and obviously we don't want to get complacent around the club.
"We've got to keep putting our best foot forward and if we don't get the nod we've got to stay hungry and keep training well in case we do get the nod and when you do you come in and play your part.
"It is good for the club to have depth."
Fogarty says with two games to go before finals, the Titans won't over-complicate things as they look to return to the playoffs.
"We've got to train well and we've got to focus on ourselves this week against Newcastle and we can't think about anything else.
"As long as we are training hard and knowing our roles, putting our best foot forward at training and making sure we are preparing ourselves off the field as well ... we can get the job done this Thursday night.
"I think there are a lot of good learnings to come out of that game that we can take into this week and moving forward."