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Nickel defense? Favre claims he had no idea what it meant

Brett Favre didn't know until his second year in Green Bay.
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Brett Favre is a legend, but he had no idea what a nickel or dime defense was until his second year with the Packers.

"I'd always be sitting there going, 'I hear this nickel defense all the time but I'm not really sure what it is,'" Favre explained at a coaching clinic Tuesday. "Then they'd throw me for a loop and say, 'long yardage situation, dime comes in.' Dime? What the hell is dime?"

Favre was afraid to ask until he finally got the nerve to ask backup quarterback Ty Detmer what they were.

(Warning: NSFW language in the video)

Brett Favre on asking Ty Detmer what a Nickel Defense was. pic.twitter.com/84gvIy36Jr

— Zach Dunn (@ZachSDunn) June 6, 2017

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