Polamalu owns Ed Reed in Big Game
January 18, 2009 by MadisonMadnuff
Troy Polamalu is the best safety in the league, while he and Ed Reed play different safety positions I find the disrespect that he gets awful. All these past four weeks, all you heard about was Ed Reed and his 9 interceptions on the season, most of which he got later in year. People forget that Polamalu was leading the league in interceptions prior to that with 7. Polamalu is a great cover safety though he may not be as good as Ed Reed is, he is not fair behind him. But one thing that Ed Reed can’t do is be a presence in all facets of defense. This AFC championship game showed that. Ed reed was almost none existent in the biggest game of his career, while Polamalu was a force to be reckoned with. Troy Polamalu can play the pass the run and blitz; when was the last time you saw Ed Reed in the box? Well I will tell you almost never. While Ed Reed is one of the greatest safeties ever Polamalu is just better because he can do more. He stopped Flacco on a fourth down conversion attempt and then again for a major loss on a designed quarterback run. Ed didn’t have any tackles in the back field “go fiqure” Polamalu is on completely different level than other safeties and tonight proved it.