He didn’t want me just to stand pat,” Warner said. “… He continued to push me weekly, continued to put things on me and tell me, ‘Hey, you can be better than you’ve already been. You can do this better, you can help our team win by doing these kinds of things.’ ”
In 2008, Warner passed for 4,583 yards, the second-highest total of his career — more yards, even, than when Warner led the St. Rams to a Super Bowl win and Warner was chosen MVP for the first time. Under Haley’s guidance in 2008, Warner again led his team to the Super Bowl, and years after being relegated to backup duty with the New York Giants, Warner’s rebirth almost certainly will earn him a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.