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Dime Package

What does Dime Package Mean?

A defensive scheme in which the coordinator calls for six defensive backs, usually substituting them in place of linebackers.

Sporting Charts explains Dime Package

The passing game has ruled the NFL in recent years. A direct result of that has been the increased use by defensive coordinators of the dime package, especially with consistent high quality quarterback play from the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Drew Brees.

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