Player X: 10 NFL playoff lessons

Happy that you're in the playoffs? Good. Now get to work

Updated: January 4, 2010, 2:55 PM ET
By Player X | ESPN The Magazine

Player X is a concept running throughout the 2009-10 NFL season in ESPN The Magazine; essentially, it's an NFL star contributing his thoughts on the world of sports anonymously. This specific column appears in the January 11 issue of ESPN The Magazine. For a more detailed archive of these entries, please click here.