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You couldn't lose at safety with Ed Reed or Troy Polamalu
You couldn't lose at safety with Ed Reed or Troy Polamalu

When Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu announced his retirement, few people were happier than Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis. With Ravens safety Ed Reed not playing last season and Polamalu headed to the sidelines, Lewis' life has become a lot easier. For more than a decade, Lewis had to face both players twice a season. No one is better suited to answer the inevitable question: Who was better, Reed or Polamalu? "Actually, their styles complemented each other," said Lewis, a former assistant coach with the Ravens and Steelers. "Ed was a high safety most of the time that could make plays as a low safety, and Troy was a low safety that could make plays...

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