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The Anatomy of a Clean NFL Hit

Last month Roger Goodell attempted to confuse NFL players and fans with increased penalties for illegal tackles and helmet to helmet hits. Defensive players have felt a bit, well, defensive while their fans now cringe at any hard hit in fear that their teams will get penalized for being overly aggressive.

In today’s Raiders/Chiefs game in Oakland, the Raiders 7 year veteran out of Louisville, Chris Johnson showed fans and America’s young Pop Warner defenders exactly how to break on a ball, lower your shoulder and bury a ball carrier with no potential of getting fined.

NFL fans and young players looking how to tackle the right way, take heed:

1. The Breakdown:

2. “Lower & Lead” with the shoulder

3. Keep your momentum and run through the ball carrier

Watch Chris Johnson execute the perfect NFL hit: