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Dunta Robinson's Hit Was Clean And Legal, Say NFL Network Analysts

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Dunta Robinson's hit on DeSean Jackson has been controversial around the nation -- though not so much in Atlanta and Philadelphia. An ESPN SportsNation poll found 84 percent of America thought Robinson's hit wasn't dirty, and a trio of NFL Network analysts agree:

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"He leads with his shoulder, but not to the head area. He goes to the chest of Jackson," Solomon Wilcots said.

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Mike Mayock said, "[Robinson] leads with the shoulder into the sternum. … The way I see that hit, is you can’t legislate that hit out of football. I disagree with the interpretation there."

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"I think he should appeal," [Charles Davis] said. "I don’t think he led with his head, I think he hit the receiver in the right spot, and did everything he could to protect himself."

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These three gents misstate the rule for which he's being fined. It's clear it isn't a helmet-to-helmet hit. The NFL has found Jackson to be a "defenseless" player.

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↵↵But who knows -- Robinson's appeal might have legs after all. 

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Ht @thefalcoholic.

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