Ravens Great Bart Scott Takes a Shot at Troy Polamalu

Jason Schandl
Baltimore Ravens great Bart Scott took a shot at Pittsburgh Steelers great Troy Polamalu.
Baltimore Ravens great Bart Scott took a shot at Pittsburgh Steelers great Troy Polamalu. / Larry French/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers rivalry is one of the most intense in the NFL. It doesn't just stay on the field either, it lasts with these players even into retirement.

That was highlighted this week when Ravens great Bart Scott spoke up on the comparisons between two all-time great safeties: Pittsburgh's Troy Polamalu and Baltimore's Ed Reed.

This is a bold claim from Scott. Polamalu was an eight-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro in his 12 seasons with the Steelers. Reed, for comparison, was a nine-time Pro Bowler and five-time All-Pro.

Reed was one of the best ball-hawking safeties in NFL history, but Polamalu was no stranger to making big plays either.

Both are already Hall-of-Famers, and the pair are two of the most popular defenders of the 2000's. To say that they're not even in the same conversation is pretty bold.

But Scott doesn't just fire out this hot take without anything to back it up, referencing Reed's versatility as what sets him apart from Polamalu.

This is only going to keep fueling the rivalry between these fan bases. Ravens fans are likely going to be nodding in agreement with Scott, while Steelers fans are going to feel the sting of the disrespect being hurled at Polamalu here.

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