Marshall Newhouse: 2011 Green Bay Packers Evaluation and Report Card All Green Bay Packers All the Time
Packers offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse
Marshall Newhouse

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.

2) Profile:

Marshall Edward Newhouse

Position: OT
Height: 6-4
Weight: 319 lbs.
AGE: 23

Career Stats:

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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17 thoughts on “Marshall Newhouse: 2011 Green Bay Packers Evaluation and Report Card

  1. Going from competing for a back up spot to taking the game time role over the guy drafted in the 1st(Sherrod) is a major jump in expectations.
    Many point out the lack of OTAs and camp and in week padded practices as excuses for many but no mention here for him.
    This guy did a much better job than most expected and thought Rodgers was dead meat when Chad went down and out.His performance was a B just for what he did,overcame,and endured and yes,against a couple of the more prolific pass rushes he had trouble…but who doesn’t,please.
    He’ll get a full OTA session and a more diligent camp and I for one feel he will be a much improved player for us,So,unless TT feels otherwise and considering the tragic injury to Sherrod which may hinder him from being a constant healthy OT,the only way he isn’t the guy at LT is if TT drafts one in the 1st again this year.
    Seriously,what are the odds of that….
    Anyhow,I give him a B and I like him.

    1. Just to be sure, I hopped over to ProFootballFocus and looked up their OT rankings again. Newhouse was ranked 133rd (dead last again) when including ALL NFL tackles, regardless of how much they played. Any way you look at their rankings – he’s dead last..

      Bryan Bulaga was ranked 3rd overall. Wow!

      This one is going to hurt: Breno Giacomini was ranked 48th, almost 30 spots higher than Newhouse. By those standards, a C is too high – but I’ll stick with my grade.

  2. Al, agree with the grades. He must continue to work on his obvious flaws, which are pass of consistent protection skills.

    I’d say his KC game was his worst effort. Not only could he not stop the rush on Aaron, he was responsilbe for Sherrod’s injury.

    Still there is some potential there. He needs to work very hard this off-season because he may be forced to the starting LT role by Clifton’s potential release or retirement.

    1. How bad is Sherrod’s injury? I’m in Salem, the Peoples Republic of Oregon. We get local hihg school news at best.

  3. did better than Clifton… B plus at least…LT of the future…this team was 15-2 with him starting more than half the games? he’s a player

    1. We’re not grading on the future, we grading on last year’s individual performance. There is no way he can get anything more than a C. If you haven’t read it yet, see my reply to Taryn above…

  4. I have agreed with every grade given YTD. This is the first that I disagree. The kid did good and even switched positions in the middle of the game when Clifton goes down. I think your assessment is short sighted. I know he gave up 12 sacks, but he wasn’t expected to contribute at all this year. Especially at both right and left tackle. Sorry, he gets a minimum of a B in my book. You’ve been spot on for every player so far, but Pack doesn’t go 15-1 and Rodgers doesn’t have the season he does if Newhouse isn’t around. Recognize.

    1. Well nobody’s perfect, right? Not that I need justification, but you did make me curious, so I did a quick survey around the web and saw that both Bob McGinn and Rob Demovsky gave Newhouse a C as well. So take that for what it’s worth…

      But I do appreciate you disagreeing respectfully…

    2. O.o The packers went 15-1 IN SPITE of this weakness on their offensive line. If Rodgers wasn’t as ellusive as he is we would have got creamed. Take away Rodgers mobility and we have a 9-7 season easily. I agree with Al on this one.

  5. I wish we had a better O line in all aspects , but at least we have youthful options.This draft should be about D. However, a big ugly in the third round would be fine.

    1. I’m not sure what you’re really hoping for, we have two first round tackles, a stud at ROG and a pretty good LOG, who will get better as he settles into his position. Really the only place that the line is old is at center. There is also going to be a delay in getting capable younger backups, after all, when the backups become starters, are you expecting the backups to the backups to be that good? 3rd string OL are likely there for the price and for depth, not really as the option of the future.

  6. He did good enough for the experience he has, zero games in ’10 to head first instant starter role this year as an injury replacement. This guy can only get better with more experience, wouldn’t be surprised if he’s the starter this season, short of Sherrod making miraculous recovery. I’d say his performance is far better than the disaster some might’ve expected from a player with so little playing time.

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