Originally written on cover32 - Vikings  |  Last updated 12/25/14
1. The Vikings are apparently meeting with Matt Cassel, at least according to Rick Spielman. Do they actually have a chance at bringing him back? Joe-Glenwood, MN The question is, should they bring him back. But to answer your question Joe, I’m not necessarily sure that they do have a chance. Matt Cassel is a 31 year old quarterback. That is considered to be the backside of a quarterback’s prime. He wants to start. I think he would start with the Vikings. In my personal opinion, I think he’s a better option that Christian Ponder. But how long would he be a starter with the Vikings? Not long. Does he have a better chance at getting a longer-term deal with another team? Probably. Especially with the possibility of Minnesota drafting another quarterback this year. 2. Harrison Smith is my favorite player on the Vikings. If he stays healthy can he be the guy that the Vikings build a secondary around? Jess-Hopkins, MN IF he can stay healthy, which I assume he can because he’s young, and that’s always a question with any NFL player, yes, I do. Although he only had two interceptions in 2013, he had a pair of TD’s his rookie year, as well as three interceptions. In a secondary that was atrocious, the worst in the NFL, he was the star in the secondary, even with injuries. If Minnesota can get him a supporting cast in the defensive backfield next season, he could easily excel. If not, he won’t do anything because offenses will avoid him. 3. What did you think of Taylor Lewan at the combine? Emily-Duluth, MN Other than the fact that he was a Michigan Wolverine, (go Sparty), when you are 300+ pounds and run a 4.87 40, that is what we consider to be a “freak”. I think his 40 yard time is impressive, but entering the combine is like studying for an ACT. You’re prepared and in the best shape of your life. What can he do on the field? How fast can he get down field to block? I was impressed, yes. But can he stop an oncoming defensive end with 4.7 speed with the ability to turn the corner? And can he stay out of trouble after his alleged assault charges? But he was the Big 10 offensive lineman of the year, which is no joke. He needs to improve instincts and techniques, I think he could mature into a stellar offensive lineman. You may also be interested in:Harrison Smith as a key defensive player, Matt Cassel, and a stud O-lineman?What non-QB options do the Minnesota Vikings have in the first round?Power Rankings: Where’s Adrian Peterson among faces of the franchise in the NFL?
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Undrafted QB Connor Shaw to sign with Browns, likely start

Report: Alex Smith out week 17 with lacerated spleen

Belichick: Garoppolo has better understanding of NFL

Lionel Hollins: 'Honored and blessed to coach Kevin Garnett'

Curt Schilling gives Johnny Manziel advice on Twitter

The last time the Lions won in Green Bay

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Carmelo Anthony: The Knicks are dying

Andre Johnson willing to take pay cut with Texans?

Mets star David Wright reaches out to sons of slain NYPD officer

Panthers coach replaces break-in victims’ Christmas presents

Bruce Arians benches Logan Thomas on Christmas Day

Richard Sherman: Marshawn Lynch having MVP season

Mark Richt confirms Todd Gurley will leave UGA for NFL

Frank Gore: Colin Kaepernick is 'not broke'

The story of Morgan Bulkeley and birth of National League

Five breakout stars in 2014

The 2014 NFL All-Help Offense

Five things the world learned about the NBA on Christmas

What if Bear Bryant coached in the NFL?

The year’s 10 most notable sports media stories

'Roberto' Gronkowski wishes Pats fans Feliz Navidad

Are the Seahawks back on track?

WATCH: LeBron gets standing ovation from Heat fans in return

15 defunct bowls that leave the holidays feeling empty

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Five breakout stars in 2014

The 2014 NFL All-Help Offense

Five things learned about NBA on X-Mas

What if Bear Bryant coached in the NFL?

Carmelo Anthony: The Knicks are dying

The last time the Lions won in Green Bay

Year's most notable sports media stories

'Roberto Gronkowski wishes fans Feliz Navidad

Are the Seahawks back on track?

Wright reaches out to slain officer's sons

Q&A with Rich Eisen; TNF, DirecTV and living in LA

Dan Le Batard sums up Miami's relationship with LeBron

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.