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Old 01-18-2009, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default Ed Reed the best safety in the NFL?

I think he is.
The cat is everywhere all of the time.
He is changing the way Free safety in the league will be played, much as Lawrence Taylor did at the outside LB position.
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:07 PM   #2
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I agree, and I don't think anyone is even close.
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I agree, and I don't think anyone is even close.
Knowing so much about Ed Reed, you probably should have actually watched their AFC championship game against the Steelers. Haven't you ever heard of Troy Polamalu?
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Knowing so much about Ed Reed, you probably should have actually watched their AFC championship game against the Steelers. Haven't you ever heard of Troy Polamalu?
Ed Reed is better than Troy Polamalu, and much better.

The AFC Championship game isn't a fair comparison. Reed was playing against one of the best offenses in the league, Troy was playing against a rookie QB and a very weak offense.

Let's look at the body of work of each player. Ed Reed single-handedly won several games for the Ravens this year.
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Ed Reed is better than Troy Polamalu, and much better.

The AFC Championship game isn't a fair comparison. Reed was playing against one of the best offenses in the league, Troy was playing against a rookie QB and a very weak offense.

Let's look at the body of work of each player. Ed Reed single-handedly won several games for the Ravens this year.


You mean the same Steelers offense that was ranked 22nd overall in the regular season? Look it up on NFL.com

So Fresh, you watched all of the Steelers and Ravens games this season?

I'm not saying either of them are better, they play different positions... put it to rest you don't know what you are talking about.
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You mean the same Steelers offense that was ranked 22nd overall in the regular season? Look it up on NFL.com.
You're going with their rank in yards per game.

There are other, more accurate, ways to rank an offense. The Steelers were in the top ten in the NFL in time of possession per game. They barely ever turn the ball over.

What I mean by "one of the best" offenses, is that they are effective. They have a veteran QB and solid running game. They may not put up the big numbers, but they don't let players like Ed Reed beat them.

The Ravens on the other hand had Joe Flacco. Big difference.

I probably watch 10 Steelers games and nearly as many Ravens games this year.
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What good is time of possession if you don't do anything with it?

I'm sure the 1978 Chiefs - who used the Wing-T formation in Marv Levy's first season as a head coach - ranked pretty high in time of possession too; they were also 24th in a 28-team league in points scored and finished 4-12.
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