1) Introduction: Marshall Newhouse was selected with the last pick in the 5th round of the 2010 NFL draft. The Packers valued him enough to keep him on the 53-man roster all season, despite never being active on game day. In just his second season, Newhouse ended up starting 13 games, as injuries hit the Packers offensive line.
Marshall Edward Newhouse
Weight: 319 lbs.
3) Expectations coming into the season: After collecting nothing but splinters his rookie season, Newhouse was expected to come in and compete for the primary backup role at either tackle spot.
4) Player’s highlights/low-lights: His high point of the season was probably the Thanksgiving Day game against the Lions, when Newhouse completely shut down Kyle Vanden Bosch. The low point was against the Giants in Metlife Stadium. He seemed a bit rattled and gave up one sack, three QB hits and five QB pressures.
5) Player’s contribution to the overall team success: While Newhouse did what a backup is supposed to do, (step in and stop the bleeding), he didn’t to it particularly well. Newhouse gave up 12.5 sacks in 14 games played and according to ProFootBallFocus’ rankings, he was ranked 60th in the NFL among tackles that took at least 50% of the season’s snaps.
6) Player’s contributions in the playoffs: Newhouse found himself back on the bench against the Giants, as Mike McCarthy desperately hoped for a miraculous rejuvenation from Chad Clifton. It didn’t happen, and Newhouse ended up playing more than half of the snaps. He gave up a sack and 2 quarterback pressures, but overall, played reasonably well.
Season Report Card:
(B) Level of expectations met during the season
(C) Contributions to team’s overall success.
(C) Contributions to team during the playoffs
Overall Grade: C——————
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