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Giants’ Marshall Newhouse defends Odell Beckham as “great teammate”

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Offensive linemen makes appearance on SB Nation Radio

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Marshall Newhouse has a Super Bowl ring from his days with the Green Bay Packers, which makes the New York Giants offensive lineman a desirable interview this week on Radio Row at Super Bowl LI. Wednesday on the Sean Salisbury Show on SB Nation Radio Newhouse was, of course, asked about Odell Beckham Jr. and issued an impassioned defense of the Giants’ wide receiver.

“He’s a great teammate. He’s a fiery guy. I don’t think you want to suppress somebody with that kind of passion,” Newhouse said. “Obviously there’s a time and place for it, but I see how he works. Work ethic is unmatched, it’s unquestioned. He fights for his teammates. I see him getting after it in the weight room. … He’s done nothing but show me that he’s a great teammate and a game-changing play-maker.”

What about the Miami trip?

“If there wasn’t a post about it online and we hadn’t been asked about it most of us wouldn’t have known,” Newhouse said. “They showed up on time, they worked their butts off in practice, had a good week of practice. So, everything outside of that was normal. Who am I to say what someone does on their off day.”

Newhouse was also asked about the Giants’ offense, which didn’t play as well in 2016 as it had the previous year.

“The whole time we were waiting for it to click. We knew we had explosive playmakers all over the place. When you have Eli [Manning] in the back you’re always close to exploding. We never had that big, big game,” Newhouse said. “We still won a lot of games and we put up some good numbers, but there definitely felt like some times where we left a lot of stuff out there.”

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