NFL Notebook: Tom Brady confidant thinks his frustration vs. Texans a good sign

Former NFL kicker Jay Feely and Tom Brady go back a long way as college teammates, and they have continued to have a close relationship in the pros. Their two families have vacationed together, and Feely has such sway with the Patriots' quarterback that Brady's wife asked Feely to help convince Brady to retire.

So when he saw Brady venting his frustration with his young receivers in the loss to the Texans, Feely wasn't alarmed. In fact, he was comforted.

"I would be alarmed if I didn’t see that," Feely told "Knowing how