Coffee with the New York Jets: Darrin Walls heads to Detroit

Nov 24, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Jets cornerback Darrin Walls (30) against the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 24, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Jets cornerback Darrin Walls (30) against the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports /

The New York Jets are still without any word on the decision of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick but recently, cornerback Darrin Walls is bolting via free agency to the Detroit Lions.

Grab a hot cup of coffee and enjoy some of the latest news and opinions on the Jets from across the internet. At this point in time, the Jets still don’t know if Fitzpatrick will return in 2016 but continue to make some smart free agency moves here and there given their tight salary cap situation.

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Lions sign former Jets cornerback Darrin Walls by Michael Rothstein (

"Walls, 27, was undrafted out of Notre Dame in 2011 and signed with Atlanta. He played one season with the Falcons before heading to New York, where he spent the past four seasons alternating between defense and special teams."

One can’t blame Walls for finding a better situation for himself and his career by getting a better deal with another team. The Lions brought him in to compete for their starting job at cornerback and Walls has enough upside to earn it. The Lions also recently picked up wide receiver Jeremy Kerley who made some headlines stating the Jets never gave him enough opportunities to prove his worth. Either way, wish nothing but the very best to Walls and Kerley in finding opportunities on their new team in the Lions.

Dec 19, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr (39) and New York Jets cornerback Darrin Walls (26) swap jerseys after the game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets have six picks in 2016 NFL draft by Rich Cimini (

"The Jets don’t have any compensatory picks because they signed more players than they lost in 2015. They also don’t have a sixth-round choice; that went to the Houston Texans in exchange for quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick."

The common theme for the Jets heading into draft weekend will be adding more to their pass rush. The truth of the matter is they need to get faster and bring in better talent for their linebacker corps and overall pass rush as a defense. With their No. 20 overall pick in the first round, it will more than likely be used on the best available player that can step right in and get to the quarterback. It would shock many to see the Jets try to move up in this year’s draft but when they’re on the clock, more than enough options should be available to bring in an impact defensive player.

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The New York Jets’ Strong Stance with Ryan Fitzpatrick Is Right Decision by Ian Wharton (Bleacher Report)

"His fit in a Chan Gailey offense wasn’t a surprise, as Gailey’s found success with middling passers like , , and Fitzpatrick previously in 2011. His effectiveness in his second stint with the offensive innovator was even better, as the NFL has become more favorable for passers and the Jets have an excellent supporting cast. Kordell Stewart Jay Fiedler Tyler Thigpen"

It’s no secret that Fitzpatrick was put in a position to succeed thanks to everything the Jets did last offseason. They added better talent to their offense and made their playbook catered to the strengths of Fitzpatrick. He thrived with his familiarity on everything but also needs to understand that due to his age and injury past, it wouldn’t be wise for the Jets to invest so much money into him. Hopefully he comes back but if he doesn’t due to not getting the crazy amount of money he’s asking for in a new contract, the Jets should still be fine heading into next season.

Jets Sign Former Texans CB Darryl Morris by Randy Lange (

"Morris (5’10”, 188) comes to the Green & White from Houston, where he played in the 2014-15 seasons, playing in 23 games with one start and coming up with one interception and six pass defenses."

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In the NFL, a team can never have enough good defensive backs. Morris to the Jets is another smart signing by general manager Mike Maccagnan since they needed to continue adding quality depth to their defensive secondary. Morris has a ton of upside and could also be used in coverage on special teams, which was a major area of weakness for the Jets last season. He has great speed and will look to make a big impression in his first year with the Jets.