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Hartley gets off on the right foot


NOT THERE YET:** The defense, populated with starters and regulars for the most part for the first time this preseason, gave up a field goal and two touchdowns on four Jacksonville possessions in the first half. Included were a 13-play, 45-yard drive for a field goal in 8:17 and a 12-play, 83-yard march in 6:05 for a touchdown.

"I think we have to get a lot better at the run and get a lot better at being more disciplined in our pass coverage," safety Will Allen suggested. "I think once we kind of tie up one of those loose ends together we'll be where we want to be.

"Right now we're nowhere near where we need to be or want to be but that's why you have preseason."


OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT:** Garrett Hartley said he was much more concerned about the snap-hold-kick process than whether the ball went through the uprights. But given that the 48-yard field goal he attempted in the third quarter was his first in place of Shaun Suisham as the Steelers' kicker, Hartley understood the significance of the effort.

"As far as everyone else's perception, that's big," Hartley said.

Hartley was 3-for-3 on field goals last season for Cleveland and 22-for-30 before losing his job in 2013 in New Orleans.

"Honestly, I didn't think there was a whole lot to correct," he said. "There was the outcome on a couple of kicks for whatever reason but nothing for me to hang my head about.

"It's just staying on the grind, worrying about the process and letting the results take care of themselves. And God willing, you find yourself back with another opportunity."

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