Don Shula became a legendary coaching figure with the Miami Dolphins after he led them to an undefeated season with a Super Bowl victory in 1972, and they are still the only team in NFL history to do so.
Ironically, the 2007 New England Patriots came close but lost the Super Bowl after becoming the first team to finish with a perfect 16-0 regular season.
Shula took a jab at the Patriots over the DeflateGate scandal, which has become even more dramatic since the Ted Wells report was released.
“Our record in those 50 years was always done with a lot of class, a lot of dignity, a lot of doing it the right way. We didn’t deflate any balls,” Shula said to ESPN.
He was present at the Dolphins’ 50th anniversary ceremony, and he had coached them for 33 years.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was found to have probably been involved with ball deflation in the Patriots’ AFC Championship against the Indianapolis Colts.
Although Shula took a shot at the Patriots’ latest controversy, he did not give an answer on whether the Patriots’ dynasty in the last 14 years has been tainted.