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Tony didn’t like Rex when he coached Dolphins Dan Leberfeld

According to a Miami beat writer, Tony Sparano didn’t like Rex Ryan, when Tony coached the Dolphins.

What is Rex’s reaction to this?

“Well it’s funny because I never liked him, so it was the same way,” Ryan said. “My big thing is, he thought he was tougher than me. He thought his team was tougher than mine, and I thought mine was tougher than his. I thought I was tougher than him. One thing I always did was, I always respected him. I recognized him being an outstanding football coach and his teams played hard. You can tell he cared about them. He’s passionate about the game. That was why it was easy for me when we had a job as the offensive coordinator open, that’s the first guy I went to.”