Houston won the first two games of the ALDS by a combined score of 16-4. Asked Sunday, before Boston’s 10-3 victory in Game 3, about how he was handling the pressure of the postseason, Hinch joked, I’m a nervous wreck. Can’t you tell?
Hinch expanded on his answer.
No, I’m good. I love this time of year, he said. I’m so proud of being the manager here and leading this group of men and I’m having fun. I think that we do all this work to get to these moments, good or bad. … If you don’t keep perspective and you don’t enjoy these moments, then why do we sit up here? Like, why do we do the work we do if we don’t enjoy it? So, I’m having a great time.
Following a calf injury to Bilal Powell, McGuire took over the heavy lifting in the Jets’ backfield in Week 5. While it’s unclear if Powell will miss time, McGuire could be in-line for a short-term starting job, with Matt Forte currently battling a knee issue, too. The rookie sixth-rounder has run hard this season (34 carries for 176 yards and a touchdown) and could see a favorable Week 6 matchup versus the Patriots. An add for any back-needy owner.
Kearse made a quick immersion into the Jets’ lineup, as he settled into a top receiver role just shortly after being traded from Seattle. In PPR scoring, he has double-digit points in three of his five games thus far this season. He’s a consideration for a deeper PPR league whose value in Week 6 could be boosted by a matchup against the Patriots.