790 the Ticket's Jorge Sedano answer's ten questions about your Miami Dolphins...exclusively at FinHeaven.com
Jorge Sedano appears 12-3PM daily on South Florida's sports talk radio station 790 the Ticket. Sedano came to 790 the Ticket after spending the past three years hosting "The Third Shift" on Fox Sports Radio. Jorge began his career doing a show about Pro Wrestling on the radio in Miami in 1999 He also served as host of the Miami Heat Pre-game and Post-game shows on WIOD. Jorge has been the afternoon host at WAFN-AM 1700 in South Florida (2000-2002) then later at WRFX as their afternoon drive host Born in New York but raised in Miami, Sedano attended Miami Pace High School and Florida International University and currently resides in Miami.
Q: The defense looks really good in preseason. What is your take on the defensive front seven and how it compares to last year?
JS: I think the obvious point is they'll miss Jason Taylor. You're not just going to find a guy who's going to replace that type of production. Now, you can find several. I think Kendall Langford could end up being the steal of the draft. I like Merling too. We all know what Vonnie Holliday provides for the line. Jason Ferguson is a great anchor for this team. I don't think the Dolphins had a guy like this last year. Traylor seemed to have blown the last of his wad in Saban's last season. If Joey Porter is healthy & gets to play on the weakside he can still make plays. He's not the guy in Pittsburgh in my opinion, but he's still an above average LB. Channing Crowder has made more plays in this preseason than I can remember in his short career. I thought he was on track to be the next Morlon Greenwood. I think this defense allows him to make plays. With that said I think they will be a top 10 defense this year and if they remain relatively healthy they can be top 5 vs the run.
Q: Do you think the front office was trying to "motivate through the media" when it leaked they may be interested in trading Ronnie Brown, or was it a true effort to trade him?
JS: Parcells has said everyone outside of Jake Long is tradable. So, no I don't believe it was a motivational tool. RB is also the most expendable and interchangeable position in football. Forget what the rules of fantasy football tell you. This is REAL football. Shaun Alexander won the MVP a few years ago. He'll be at home in week 1 watching on TV just like you. That's why no one bit on Ronnie. Especially, b/c he's coming off an injury. If someone would've given the Dolphins a 2nd round pick, he would've been gone in my opinion. It's not an indictment on him. This regime realizes they have to acquire assets & those would be high draft picks. Again, no one is giving it up for someone in Ronnie's situation.
Q: We know Pennington is prone to injury. Do you think Chad Henne is ready to step in if called upon?
JS: Do I think he'll be ready? Doubt it. There aren't a lot of QB's who have been ready to start in year one. Marino & Roethlisberger come to mind as far as two who had success. But, remember those guys took over good situations. I think he'll be good. But, even guys who played midway thru their first seasons have struggled (McNabb, Eli Manning etc..).
Q: What will make Tony Sparano more successful than recent head coaches?
JS: Bill Parcells will make him more successful. It's that simple. Cam Cameron, Nick Saban and Dave Wannstedt didn't have the luxury of having a guy who knows how to build teams like this guy has. Randy Mueller is a nice GM if you want to make the playoffs. If you want to be a championship caliber team Bill Parcells makes you that. His resume speaks for itself. Rick Speilman... don't make me laugh. The Vikings will rue that day pretty soon.
Q: Who do you think will be the Dolphins MVP this season?
JS: Ricky Williams. There is no question in my mind that if he's healthy he is the best RB on the team and the best player on the team. My radio colleague Dan LeBatard asked if Ricky Williams can be football's version of Josh Hamilton? I absolutely think that could be the case. Ricky seems to have grown up a lot. He says he cares about his legacy and is intent of trying to fix it. Those words were never the type of things you heard come out of his mouth. You can call Ricky a lot of things, but you can never call him a liar. He speaks the truth. You may not always like what you hear, but he does.
Q: Is this the year Ted Ginn lives up to his #9 overall status?
JS: I don't think so. But, I think he will have SIGNIFICANT improvement. I think Pennington will be the best thing for him. In the preseason he's used him a lot like he used Laverneous Coles when he was a youngster. Ginn is a bit smaller in girth, but they have similar qualities. Also, if you look at that position most guys don't make that HUGE leap to star status til year 3. If he makes the progress I think he can make in year 2, he could be on pace to make that leap in year 3.
Q: Do you believe Ricky Williams has finally settled into his career as a professional athlete and will be in football for a while?
JS: Yes. Read Question 5's answer.
Q: Are the big salaries hurting the game and does the NFL need a rookie salary cap?
JS: There is NO QUESTION in my mind that they do. It's completely unfair to me that proven veterans don't get the type of money that an unproven college player can get coming out of the draft. Peyton Manning in 2004 got the same guaranteed money that JaMarcus Russell got about a year & a half ago. That's absurd to me. The NBA has a great model for the rookie pay scale. Take the Miami HEAT for example. Michael Beasley will make 4.3 million this year and it would escalate to in upwards of 8 million in year five. That's plenty of money for a rare talent, but still unproven. There are also only 2 years that are guaranteed. You can only pay so much for potential.
Q: How many wins for the Miami Dolphins this year?
JS: I would go with Six or Seven definitely. If they get some breaks they can PUSH for a playoff spot like the Titans of 2006.
Q: Who is you Super Bowl pick (both teams, and who wins?) this year? Why?
JS: San Diego and Dallas. Chargers would've been there last year had the injuries not piled up at the end. Dallas was the best team last year & are even better this season. Yoko Romo won't hurt them either (Jessica Simpson)
I love Chris Chambers, but Dallas wins. Bill Parcells built that team & Jerry Jones has done a nice job of supplementing it w/ quality free agents. That's how all the other teams that have won recently did it. And, Dallas will be no different.
JS: Thanks FinHeaven. Hope you guys enjoyed this.
Thank YOU Jorge Sedano for your time and insight!
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