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Steelers still searching for splash plays, consistency

  • Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison (92) peers through the holes in his chinstrap as he warms up before the NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison (92) peers through the holes in his chinstrap as he warms up before the NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) catches a touchdown pass as Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen (28) defends in the first quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) catches a touchdown pass as Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen (28) defends in the first quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)  (The Associated Press)

The Pittsburgh Steelers spent training camp talking about the need to get to the quarterback and get the ball.

A month into the season, neither has happened with any regularity.

The Steelers (2-2) managed just one sack in last Sunday's upset loss to Tampa Bay and rank 18th in the league with seven through the first four weeks. Pittsburgh has created only three turnovers in 16 quarters, one of them produced by the special teams in a win over Carolina.

An influx of new faces and injuries haven't helped. Harrison says the biggest problem isn't physical right now but mental. The five-time Pro Bowl linebacker says the Steelers need to be more consistent starting Sunday when they travel to winless Jacksonville (0-4).

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