Another Steelers receiver was on hand at camp as well, though he doesn’t play for the team anymore. The Steelers’ team website highlights some of the words that the legendary John Stallworth had to say about Brown.
"He is exceptional. I talk to some people around the league, in different league cities, and he is one of the top guys in the league right now. He does it and he does it extremely well. From my understanding he works extremely hard. I would put him right up there with any wide receiver in the league. We are very fortunate that he is a Pittsburgh Steeler."
Not only does Brown work hard, but he is a versatile weapon for the Steelers’ offense. He isn’t limited in the way that many deep threat or slot receivers are. Stallworth continues:
"He runs with the ball, he catches the ball extremely well. He has good quickness left to right. He is fast. I can’t think of anything he doesn’t do well. He goes up after the ball well. He is a very intelligent young man. He has all of the skills."
That’s high praise from a high place. Stallworth, one of the best players in Steelers history, was a 13-year veteran of the NFL. He played in three Pro Bowls and was named an All-Pro once. Brown has already matched Stallworth in those two areas. The area Brown has to work on? Super Bowls. Stallworth ended his career with four.
That being said, AB is the kind of player that helps a team get better and get to the Super Bowl. He makes his teammates better.
Brown is renowned for his hard work and desire to be better. He doesn’t forget all of the teams that passed on him during the NFL Draft. He works out, practices, and plays with a chip on his shoulder. Truly a unique talent, and as Stallworth said, we are very fortunate that he is a Pittsburgh Steeler.
Brown is just one of the many reasons that Steelers fans turn out in droves every year to watch Friday night practice under the lights of Latrobe Memorial Stadium.
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