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Um, he's not a great run stopper. I would say that he is just a little above average tackler, and doesn't have great power or explosion at the point of contact. That is the reason why people are always saying he is more of a FS, because he tends more towards coverage than run support.
The funny thing about Ed Reed is that people are simply going off of all the crazy ass interceptions they've seen him make. I must admit, when a certain player is continually able to make plays that seem like a mere right place/right time deal, it is usually a pretty good indicator that they just have that extra sense that is so hard to explain, but impossible to miss.
Reed might be the "best", but I had to vote for my boy Roy. He has become vastly underrated by this board, and even the national media as well, but he is truly a special player.
Polamolu is actually who is surprising me. He should be ahead of or at least neck and neck with Reed, but he has been left in the dust. There is no way that Reed is that much better than him.
Originally posted by 21ST
He was protecting his self
Originally posted by tjsunstein
From what? His leg?
Originally posted by Paranoidmoonduck
That leg has had it out for him since day 1.
"We're the quiet guys, the guys before the storm. And then we hit you."
I took Polamalu. He is by far the biggest impact of any of the top #3 guys. Williams is horrible in coverage and shouldn't have anywhere near as many votes as he does. Reed was injured for alot of last year and I'd like to see him play again before we say he is the best.
3. Adrian Wilson
4. Roy Williams
5. Mike Brown
And to those who say Reed is bad in run support, he really isn't. He's small, and people just think because of that he's not good in run support. He's no Sean Taylor but he comes up and makes big stops. And he can lay a huge hit on guys. See Colts game ST hit and Koren Robinson hit in the Vikings-Ravens game. He makes plays from all over the field, up on the line or 30 yards downfield. He's the most complete and is the best cover guy. So he's the best IMO.
Troy Polamalu ( Very Dimensional He can do it all)
Ed Reed (He is great and can also do most of it all) Michael Lewis ( Great Coverage safety and can come up ad make a safe tackle)
Roy Williams ( An awesome hitter and good in coverage but not great)Rodney Harrison (He is a good all around safety)