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    The Greatest Safety of All Time

    Ronnie Lott?

    Ed Reed?

    If you had to choose, which would you take?

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    Re: The Greatest Safety of All Time

    Quote Originally Posted by TL24x7 View Post
    Ronnie Lott?

    Ed Reed?

    If you had to choose, which would you take?

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    That's a tough one. Lott was my favorite when I rooted for the 49ers in the '80's. Reed was my favorite as a Ravens fan. I'd have to go with Reed, given the make up of the modern NFL.
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    Re: The Greatest Safety of All Time

    Ed Reed





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    Re: The Greatest Safety of All Time

    Greatest safety? This one has my vote...



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    Re: The Greatest Safety of All Time

    Quote Originally Posted by camdenyard View Post
    Greatest safety? This one has my vote...

    I love Lamar but this means that Koch has a higher passer rating AND a better single run than anything Lamar has so far. :)





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    Re: The Greatest Safety of All Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Terpsfan82 View Post
    That's a tough one. Lott was my favorite when I rooted for the 49ers in the '80's. Reed was my favorite as a Ravens fan. I'd have to go with Reed, given the make up of the modern NFL.
    Yup. In the old NFL I think itd be a toss up. I might even take Lott.

    But in the current softer more pass happy NFL itd be Reed easily. Lott would be getting ejected every other game with his hits.





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    Re: The Greatest Safety of All Time

    Reed bc of everything else he did on special teams.

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    Re: The Greatest Safety of All Time

    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaRaven View Post
    Yup. In the old NFL I think it’d be a toss up. I might even take Lott.

    But in the current softer more pass happy NFL it’d be Reed easily. Lott would be getting ejected every other game with his hits.
    Agreed. If I was starting a team before 1990 -- maybe even 2000 -- I'd go with Lott.

    After that, it's definitely Ed. Lott would have to drastically change his game to not get 2 or 3 personal fouls every game.
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    Re: The Greatest Safety of All Time

    Representative of their era, I'll have to go with Lott. But the posters are correct - start a new team today between both players in their rookie year, and it's definitely Reed.

    The one thing I'm sure of is that as of today, Lott is starting at SS and Reed is starting at FS for the all time team.





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    Re: The Greatest Safety of All Time

    This is about as tough a comparison as it gets. Both Reed and Lott are legendary players. Ed Reed is my all time favorite Ravens and I'm still struggling with this one. Honestly I could make a case for either. Ed Reed did things on the football field that didn't seem possible. Ronnie Lott was a leader on the level of Ray Lewis. He cut his damn finger to stay in a game! I just can't choose.
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    Re: The Greatest Safety of All Time

    My All-NFL safety tandems

    "SS or LS" // "FS or RS"

    1) Ronnie Lott // Ed Reed
    2) Emlen Tunnell // Larry Wilson
    3) Ken Houston // Willie Wood
    4) Brian Dawkins // Paul Krause
    5) Troy Polamalu //Johnny Robisnon

    Would you switch anybody around? Did I leave anyone off?





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    Re: The Greatest Safety of All Time

    Here's one... which Steeler Strong Safety would you take... Troy Polamalu, or Donnie Shell?

    There is an ulterior motive to this question.





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