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Ed Reed is not simply arguably the best security of his era – some think about the previous Baltimore Ravens‘ star playmaker the highest defensive participant of his period.

Nevertheless, not everybody holds Reed in such excessive esteem. When NFL.com’s Gil Brandt lately compiled an inventory of the best safeties to play within the NFL, Reed got here in fourth, behind Emlen Tunnell, Troy Polamalu, and Ken Houston.

This elicited a brief however telling reply from Reed on Twitter on Wednesday:

Probably the most contentious facet of Reed’s rating is his placement behind Polamalu. Whereas the 2 have been the consensus prime safeties within the NFL for almost a decade, most now usually contemplate Reed the superior participant – together with Polamalu.

“I’ve advised him to his face many occasions, ‘You are the best security ever to play the sport,'” Polamalu stated to the New York Occasions in 2009. “All of us study from one another, however all of us study most from him.”