Sale coach Bryan Redpath has criticised his team after their 43-6 defeat to Exeter in Saturday's Premiership opener at Sandy Park.
The Sharks were comprehensively outplayed, with Exeter scoring six unanswered tries, and Redpath admitted that his charges deserved to lose.
"Any team that does that isn't going to win or come close," he said.
"To play any team in the Premiership that performance wouldn't have been good enough so there is no hiding place for it.
"It wasn't the game plan not been heeded but individual errors and our detail was poor so we never got to our game plan because there were 10 set pieces that we gave away and they scored on three them.
"There were too many individual errors across the board from lots of people and we all have to take it on board and take the criticism that comes.
"Quite rightly it deserves to come."