Greg Camarillo: I am happy to say that the rehab is over, so it's just football at this point. My knee is healthy and ready for our season.
SF: Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano said you are a great receiver because you always show up. What motivates you to be so consistent?
GC: I have always been on the fence when it comes to having a job in the NFL and I've always been fighting for a job and fighting to keep my career going. That just instilled the mentality that you have to put your best out there every day. When I was first starting out, every day could have been my last day. With that kind of mindset, you really have to put your best on the field every day.
WR Greg Camarillo
GC: With the opportunities I was given. In camp, they give everybody a shot; they give everybody a fair shot in the preseason as well. I was just trying to capitalize on those opportunities and they let me play special teams as well. Whatever they threw at me, I was going to try to make the most of it.
SF: You played an integral role in Miami's win over San Diego in '08 (six catches for 68 yards and a TD). What was that like?
GC: It was a lot of fun. I still have a lot of close friends on [the Chargers]. When you are playing against your friends, you are going to talk about it for a long time. I knew that I wanted to perform as well as I could, not really in a vengeful fashion, but in a "I know all of you guys" friendly competition for bragging rights.
SF: Are you close with any of your former teammates from San Diego?
GC: Probably the guy I am closest with out there is Luis Castillo. He's on defense, so he was out there when I scored against them. He kind of gave me this look, like "good for you, but I hate you for scoring against us!"
SF: What are your expectations for the 2009 season?
WR Greg Camarillo
SF: What is your favorite moment playing in the NFL?
GC: That's a pretty obvious one for me. We were 0-13 and I had one career catch going into the Baltimore game [in 2007]. Then I was able to score in overtime, 64 yards. My first career touchdown was the one that gave us our one and only victory of the year.
SF: Are you looking forward to playing the Chargers again, this time in San Diego? What do you hope to accomplish?
GC: Last year was the first year that I got a lot of playing time, but we didn't play in California. I am from California and the majority of my family is in Southern California, so going back to an old team and the city I lived in, playing against my friends with probably 40 to 50 of my family members there, it's as exciting as you can get. Hopefully, I will have a good game.
SF: What did you learn from veteran receivers in San Diego that you were able to take with you to Miami?
GC: Everything. When I first got there, Keenan McCardell was there, who had an incredible long (17 seasons), successful NFL career, and so I was able watch him and see what made him so successful. And Eric Parker was another starter and he is still the hardest working guy I've ever seen. You take the combination of a crafty veteran and a hard-working guy and I can see what made them both so successful and I was able to adopt some of their techniques.
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