Cranking up the playoff heat

In the unpredictable postseason, one win is all it takes to fire up momentum

Originally Published: December 29, 2011
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

Kurt Warner delivered the speech with classic conviction, intent on driving home a message that would resonate with his less experienced teammates. The Arizona Cardinals were preparing for their first postseason appearance in a decade, and Warner knew how precious such opportunities were. As he peered around the meeting room and emphasized his points with passionate gestures, he needed his fellow players to see him as a valuable example. Warner had played in two Super Bowls in his first three ...

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