Long before Deflategate,
Before that, though, both teams had to play offense with the same balls. Unless one of those teams was Brady's
Appearing on Philadelphia's 97.5 The Fanatic, Feeley related a story from a game against the Patriots in Foxborough when he was backup quarterback for the
"I was on the sidelines and I noticed that somehow this beat-up ball from the ball boy was getting thrown in for New England, yet when we were on offense the orange brand-new ball was getting thrown in," Feeley said.
"I even said something to the ball boy, and he kind of gave me a smirk. At the time I tried to address it with the coaches but everyone was like ... 'Oh, that doesn't make a difference' or 'Who cares about that? You're looking at some stuff that really doesn't matter.'"
But Feeley thought it mattered. He said fellow backup quarterback "
He added: "That was an issue for me at the time."
The Dolphins lost that game, 24-10, as part of a 4-12 season. Meanwhile, the Patriots would go on to finish 14-2 and win the Super Bowl for the second straight year and third time in four seasons.