Ed Reed vs. Troy Polamalu

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Who's better?

Ed Reed
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Troy Polamalu
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Ed Reed vs. Troy Polamalu 

Post#1 » by shawngoat23 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:27 am

Who's the better safety now, and who would you rather have on your team?
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Re: Ed Reed vs. Troy Polamalu 

Post#2 » by Wade3Iverson » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:55 pm

TP

He seems to be a better tackler while having comparable ball-hawk skills and man-to-man defense. His ability to read run plays and get a jump on them is superb.

But both are fantastic so you can't go wrong.
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Re: Ed Reed vs. Troy Polamalu 

Post#3 » by NO-KG-AI » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:55 pm

Ed Reed is truly special as a deep cover safety, his ball skills are second to none and he can cover like a shut down corner. With Ed Reed you can play a safety in the box all game and still have the ability to stop the deep passes.... Polamalu IS the in the box safety.

Nobody is more dangerous after a pick either.
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Re: Ed Reed vs. Troy Polamalu 

Post#4 » by travis minor » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:22 pm

If Ed Reed retired right now, id vote him into the hall of fame first ballot

mind you hes only been in the league since 2002
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Re: Ed Reed vs. Troy Polamalu 

Post#5 » by CJ_18 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:13 pm

You should include Adrian Wilson since we'll be seeing him and Troy in the Super Bowl.

Ed Reed has the outstanding football intelligence to go superb athleticism/skill set. He's always around the ball, whether the ball be in someones hands or in the air. Pitt did a good job of not having to throw deep near him because they would throw it short and run after the catch.

I always thought Troy was a little overated, but that was probably because of my athleticism bias. He won't wow you with beast-like plays but hes pretty consistent and an explosive tackler who is great at breaking up plays before they get started. He's really good for that defense but if put on a different defense i think he would not be seen as a truly elite safety. To sum up Troy- he's a good safety but a great linebacker

Adrian Wilson is an all around great player who can do anything- sit back in a zone, tackle, blitz, play in the box. He's big and athletic and is the leader of probably one of the best secondaries in the league (with Cromartie coming up and Antrel at the other Safety)
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Re: Ed Reed vs. Troy Polamalu 

Post#6 » by LAKESHOW » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:34 am

splittin hairs, you cannot lose with both of these individuals back there. take your pick. its win win. only fans wish to dissect and place a microscope on these 2 great players and downgrade the other. really? do we want to do that? ed is terrible because troy is good at this. troy is crap because ed is great at this. thats the road we are going with this conversation. both are great players in their own rights and should be both placed up there in a cloud, not a ladder.
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Re: Ed Reed vs. Troy Polamalu 

Post#7 » by Latrell » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:01 am

LAKESHOW wrote:splittin hairs, you cannot lose with both of these individuals back there. take your pick. its win win. only fans wish to dissect and place a microscope on these 2 great players and downgrade the other. really? do we want to do that? ed is terrible because troy is good at this. troy is crap because ed is great at this. thats the road we are going with this conversation. both are great players in their own rights and should be both placed up there in a cloud, not a ladder.



Pfffftt...F that noise LAKESHOW...We all know Troy is better did you forget he went to USC?...TP in a landslide buddy. :P
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Re: Ed Reed vs. Troy Polamalu 

Post#8 » by LAKESHOW » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:43 pm

cmon man, i'm not a homer. i play things on an even keel.
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Re: Ed Reed vs. Troy Polamalu 

Post#9 » by Incredible » Wed Jul 8, 2009 8:40 pm

This is Ed Reed, easily.
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Re: Ed Reed vs. Troy Polamalu 

Post#10 » by Huuminh » Tue Sep 6, 2011 12:37 pm

Polamalu plays the run better, Reed plays the pass better.
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Re: Ed Reed vs. Troy Polamalu 

Post#11 » by Jeff23 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:31 pm

Incredible wrote:This is Ed Reed, easily.
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Re: Ed Reed vs. Troy Polamalu 

Post#12 » by LAKESHOW » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:17 am

what a joke 13 - 5 for ed reed?? cmon man!
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Re: Ed Reed vs. Troy Polamalu 

Post#13 » by ElGee » Mon Jan 9, 2012 5:41 pm

Belichick has called Ed Reed the best safety he's ever seen.
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Re: Ed Reed vs. Troy Polamalu 

Post#14 » by penquin11 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:46 pm

well considering they each play at a different position and play different brands of game this thread is sort of useless....
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Re: Ed Reed vs. Troy Polamalu 

Post#15 » by reeDfense » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:22 pm

Ed Reed hands down.
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Re: Ed Reed vs. Troy Polamalu 

Post#16 » by LAKESHOW » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:48 pm

20-6? This is another useless poll. I bet many of you voted to legalize marijuana. Because the vote is representative of 20 people who are stoned out of their freakin minds!
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Re: Ed Reed vs. Troy Polamalu 

Post#17 » by atlantabbq99 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:27 am

Polamalu is good, but Reed is GOAT level. Reed should only be compared to Ronny Lott, while Polamalu is just a decent pro bowler.
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Re: Ed Reed vs. Troy Polamalu 

Post#18 » by TAbramo » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:18 pm

I would pick troy to be on my team. He leads a consistent defense for the past couple of years. A defense number one against the pass and number one in total defense. He is also one of those guys who would do anything to make a play. He sacrifices his body for the sake of the play doing head first tackles and other crazy stuff like that. Though that makes him injury prone at times, it still makes offenses fear him
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Re: Ed Reed vs. Troy Polamalu 

Post#19 » by FortyDaysThree » Wed Oct 2, 2013 1:12 pm

Wade3Iverson wrote:TP

He seems to be a better tackler while having comparable ball-hawk skills and man-to-man defense. His ability to read run plays and get a jump on them is superb.

But both are fantastic so you can't go wrong.

Agreed, I'd take Polamalu over Reed because I like his game.

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