I have no bias - I'm a Browns fan so I hate both players equally.
There is no comparison. Ed Reed is better then Troy Polamalu. I don't need stats to tell me that. Doesn't mean Troy isn't a HOF level player.
There are these comparisons in all sports. Patrick Ewing was a HOF center - Hakeem Olajuwon was better. Doesn't take away from the other player.
I rarely, if ever, check Blowout on the weekends. If I don't respond that's probably the reason