Originally posted on Packers Notes  |  Last updated 4/21/12
Young offensive lineman had his ups and downs last season Marshall Newhouse started 11 games at left tackle last season, and all things considered, he did an admirable job. While the second-year player from TCU gave up too many pressures and sacks, he generally held his own. And while generally holding your own may not sound all that impressive, for last year’s Packers, it was good enough. By not resembling a human turnstile at arguably the second-most important position on the team, Newhouse allowed the offense to put up record numbers and allowed quarterback Aaron Rodgers to capture the league’s MVP award. It would be fair to say that the soft-spoken 23-year-old saved the season after Chad Clifton predictably broke down in week 5. It would also be fair to say, based on what’s happened – or hasn’t happened – over the past few months, that GM Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy aren’t totally comfortable with the idea of Newhouse protecting Rodgers’ blind side for another 16 games...
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