Rookies growing up on the job for Steelers

Updated: December 6, 2011, 6:40 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Curtis Brown hears the horror stories all the time. Whenever the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback reaches out to one of his old teammates at Texas playing elsewhere in the NFL, he's invariably met with tales of stolen playbooks, big egos and even bigger growing pains.

When his friends ask the third-round draft pick how it's going while trying to fit in on one of the league's most veteran-laden secondaries, he's not quite sure what to say.

Does he tell them about ...

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