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LaMarr Woodley, Antonio Brown named to Pro Football Focus All Postseason 2008-13 Team

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Looking back on some glory days, we see two players who would eventually receive extensions to remain in Pittsburgh for several more years. One eclipsed the totals set in their respective playoff year, one did not.

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It's a bit of a reach, but the offseason is a time of reflection, along with draft oversaturation.

Pro Football Focus, a football plays evaluation web site, tallied up their grades over the past six postseason runs, and named the best at each position.

Outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley's performance in 2008, en route to a Super Bowl XLIII championship, earned him a place on the squad. Woodley became the first player in NFL history to record at least 1.5 sacks in four consecutive postseason games, including all three of their games in 2008. The last one came on the defense's final snap of the season, sacking and stripping Kurt Warner of the ball.

For as much fun as it is to remember his stretch of domination that year, PFF writer Khalid Elsayed provides a sobering jerk back to reality:

Woodley, who also starred in 2008, was a terror for the Steelers and it’s no surprise their downturn in fortunes have coincided with his.

Yeah, well...it was a great run of excellence for Woodley.

While he may have peaked that year, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown announced the start of his career in the 2010 playoffs. He was named the kick returner on the PFF's team.

Brown's legacy was cast when he caught a 58-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger on 3rd and 19 against Baltimore in the AFC Divisional playoffs that season, but was recognized by PFF for his kick return production.

He'll just always be remembered for this.