Written by Matthew Cannata
James Walker, the Miami Dolphins beat writer at ESPN, is at it again. This time, he has ranked the Greg Camarillo touchdown catch in overtime against the Baltimore Ravens in 2007 as a top three moment in Miami Dolphins history.
The other two moments? The fake spike by Dan Marino and the Hook and Lateral play in the 1981 playoffs when Don Strock passed to Duriel Harris who lateraled to Troy Nathan for a touchdown.
In 2007, Cam Cameron took over the Dolphins and from there, one of the worst seasons in franchise history took place. They were winless going into the Ravens game on December 16 and this was seen as one of the last chances to get a win. After falling behind 13-3 at halftime, Cleo Lemon (remember him?) led the Dolphins in the second half and tied the game 16-16 at the end of regulation. Shortly after the overtime period began, Lemon dropped back and connected with Camarillo for a 64-yard touchdown to beat Baltimore for the only win of the Dolphins season.
While it's one of those moments that you'll never forget where you were (I jumped up on my sofa and almost kicked the person sitting next to me in the face), it's very hard to believe that it's a top three moment in history. There are plenty of others, such as the Lamar Smith run in the playoffs against the Colts, the Jay Fielder dive into the endzone against the Raiders to win the game and I'm sure there were tons more during the Dan Marino era.