Jay Feely whistles 'Whistle' before game-winning field goal
The 36-year-old has now connected on 18 consecutive field goal attempts dating back to last season. He's shown a penchant for not only being clutch, but being accurate, too.
And while every athlete has their own set of superstitions and/or ways of settling down in preparation for big moments, Feely's is pretty basic: he sings.
Following his making a 46-yard attempt for the win Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, Feely told the media he and punter/holder Dave Zastudil sang a song before the big moment.
However, it was unknown what song the duo sang.
"That's between me and my holder," Feely said when asked.
The secret's out.
"In preseason there's that Flo Rida song where they whistle, and he and I went out to kick a field goal in one of the preseason games," Feely said. "And we both happened to be whistling the song because they played it in pregame warmups and we were laughing at ourselves.
"So now, whenever I want to kind of make a joke and get us to laugh I'll start whistling that song. So I started singing it right as I was taking my steps back."
Feely said Zastudil, who was getting ready for the snap at the time, looked back, smiled, and knew the kick was going to be good.
Even though "Whistle" may have helped the Cardinals win the game, Feely admitted it's not really his type of music.
"Flo Rida is not usually in my wheelhouse," Feely said. "That's not something that I would usually have on my playlist on my iPod."