And then a hero comes along

Even though the Jets aren't scoring touchdowns, "The List" says Herman Edwards earns points for trying.

Updated: September 23, 2003, 10:33 AM ET
By Tim Keown | Page 2 columnist

"I'm tired of the field-goal team marching out onto the field to kick a field goal." -- Herman Edwards

Hero is a dangerous word. Use it too often, even in relevant situations, and it loses its meaning. Throw it around the sports landscape too freely and you've got a double problem: meaninglessness and absurdity.

But every so often, we can trot out the word with the sureness of the newly-cowed Rich Gannon going down in the pocket. We can look at the 49ers and see how their four ...

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