Cincinnati Bengals rookie defensive end Margus Hunt is still grasping the nuances of American football. Learning adjustments, identifying offensive sets, understanding proper angles and attacking specific pass rush depths top the curriculum.
He must soak up those concepts all while identifying the desired tempo and pad level of the coaching staff. “It's a new system, I'm trying to get used to it,” said Hunt, who ran a 4.6 40-yard dash at 6-foot-8, 277 pounds at the NFL Combine. “I only knew one sort of defense the past four years my entire football career. I'm trying to get a hold of it.”
He's primarily been running with the second team in practice. Hunt receives tips from Michael Johnson and Carlos Dunlap among others on the field and in meeting rooms while spending extra time in the playbook every night.