Now Dungy and Ryan are happy enough with each other that they spoke on the phone and agreed to get together again in person.
“I did talk to Tony Dungy,” Ryan said today. “I wanted him to know how I felt. We talked man-to-man. He told me his position; I definitely told him my position. So it was good.”
Ryan said he invited Dungy to see the Jets practice, and that Dungy, who spent 13 years as head coach of the Buccaneers and Colts, accepted the invitation.
“He hasn’t set the date yet, but he’s excited to come out and see us and things like that,” Ryan said. “We’re excited to have him.”
The only question now is whether Ryan will watch his language on the day Dungy visits.