Top 5 Dolphins Plays

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  1. Bopkin02

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    So the other day I saw on youtube someone had posted the "top 10 plays of the Miami Dolphins"; so naturally I decided to check it out. While the plays were nice, they were all relatively recent, as I am assuming the video was probably posted by a younger fan. But this got me to thinking- what would the Dolphins' top 5 plays of all time be? Obviously subjective, I decided to come up with a list in my head while I was cleaning the house. Here is what I came up with- do you agree? Where do you differ? It is the off season now, so something hopefully interesting we can debate.

    5. Fake Spike, 1994; because it was not a playoff game, I ranked this 5th; but the legendary play kept the team's 1994 momentum rolling, got a key divisional win, and sent the Jets into a downward spiral.
    4. Lamar Smith finishes off Colts, playoffs, 2000; I remember diving out of my seat after Lamar Smith sealed the playoff victory and comeback vs the Colts at home after the 2000 season. Miami did everything wrong in the first half, but Smith's 200+ yard rushing day nailed down the victory with his brutal TD run.
    3. Hook and Lateral, 1981; while the Dolphins lost this game, it was an amazing play to put them back in the game. They could have won this game with better FG kicking, gone to the AFC Championship.
    2. AJ Duhe's INT pick 6 vs Jets, 1982 AFC Championship; this play sealed the AFC Championship against the Jets in 1982 and sent the Dolphins in a strike shorted season to the Super Bowl.
    1. Larry Seiple's fake punt vs Steelers, 1972. Changed the game, saved the undefeated season, propelled Miami to first Super Bowl title.

    Honorable Mention: 1994 4th and 5 Marino to Fryer vs Patriots opening day.
     
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    Your examples are excellent.

    But the most recent was 18 years ago.

    Good Lord, does this team require repairs....
     
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    I remember watching that play as a kid. I had never seen anything like that before and still remember it to this day. Seiple actually ran the ball fairly often from what I recall.........

    This is an excellent list.
     
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    The hook and lateral play is #1 for me. I was a kid, full of hope. What a roller-coaster that game was.
     
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    1. The sack of Billy Kilmer by Bill Stanfill to end Super Bow VII and preserve the perfect season.

    Something the Patriots defense couldn't do in 2007 and one of the most important plays in NFL History. Always gets overlooked.
     
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    I'd have to rank the 1994 4th and 5 Marino to Fryer vs Patriots opening day ahead of the fake spike. "Danny's back baby!"
     
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    Are you guys kidding?

    For those old enough to have seen it (though it was blacked out in Miami), Dick Anderson's spectacular interception return in the 1971 AFC Championship Game has to be near or at the top of the list...it was the moment we realized we were going to our first Super Bowl.

    EDIT: For some reason, his first name is being censored! It's the common nickname for Richard.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Phillip Merling's pick 6 against the Jets to seal the division title in 08?
     
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    Hey man, quit being a Richard would ya?!
     
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    Good call. That entire final drive by Marino was awesome. Can’t believe I was at that game (or that it was almost 25 years ago)!!

    The Marino to Duper bomb in the Orange Bowl (which he caught one armed) in 1985 to beat the Jets is one I’ll never forget. Turned that season around and started a win streak that didn’t end until the unfortunate letdown against the Patriots in the AFC championship.
     
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    God I wish we had a player as good as Dick Anderson roaming our secondary now.
     
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    Fake spike.

    Because **** the Jets!
     
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    Marino to Duper on a flea flicker against L.A. Rams in mid 80's. Fins won in ot 38-31 in classic Marino vs Dickerson.
     
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    Don't you mean...."Richard"erson???...lm*o...sorry, couldn't help myself
     
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    Great play. Picked off Farve
     
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    Well 2008, we made a whole season out of a trick formation. They broke it out against the Pats and completely destroyed them with it...
     
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    That was a joyful day.
     
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    Nat Moore helicopter catch ?
     
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    I don’t think it’s top 5 ever, but last year the 50+ fg in Buffalo to send it to ot or Jay 60 yard that set up the gw field goal that clinched our first playoff appearance in 8 years.
     
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    He and Jake Scott were a great tandem! Those boys made a lot of big plays and picked off a whole lot of passes. Borderline Hall of Famers
     
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    I really debated adding the Marino to Fryar play- my top 4 I am sold on because they are all playoff games and more meaningful games. So I debated the Patriots game vs the Jets game, essentially for the #5 spot. It really could have gone either way, but the NYJ game was on the road and we started that comeback down 18. I just thought it had more weight factoring in those two things. For that reason I tossed in the Patriots play as an HM....it had to get some love.
    I am unfortunately a smidge too young (HA!) to remember the Dick Anderson play, though I have seen it and it looks incredible.

    As one poster astutely noticed, the most recent of these plays is almost 17 years ago- it's been a long time since we've really been a contender. I just wanted to go back and re-live some glory moments.
     
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    Mark Clayton's 1 handed catch on the ground on a bomb from Marino in 1991 at a frozen Soldier Field still gets me really excited
     
  24. dirwuf

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    Had to go and actually post this on YouTube myself as it seems to have been lost to history. From the 1971 AFC Championship Game...3rd quarter, Dolphins hanging onto a slim 7-0 lead.

    Just check out the blocking...

     
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    Cam Wake sack safety to win a game has to be an honorable mention
     
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    Once again, here is my favorite. This play has history written all over it.

     
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    Fiedler's run against Oakland in 2001 was always a favorite of mine.
     
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    I’m 25, I have seen all the highlights and I know our history, but I’m going to do my top 5 in MY lifetime.

    1- Lamar Smith OT TD vs Indy
    2- Greg Camarillo
    3- chambers GW td vs buf to seal best comeback I have seen as a fan
    4- Fiedler TD vs Oakland
    5- can wake walkoff safety
     
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    My nomination is going to consist of two of the most innocuous players in Miami history

    2007: Lemon to Camarillo TD to avoid 0-16.
     
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