— Fortune (@FortuneMagazine) September 4, 2015
Wyman had respected Arians for years before they actualy talked. Wyman played on the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl team back in 1996 and has said there were two coaches he would come back to play for: Mike Tomlin of Pittsburgh and Arians. This conversation happened approximately four weeks before Wyman’s football team, the Texas Revolution, entered the Champions Indoor Football League playoffs at the beginning of June. Wyman told Arians about the season the Revolution had had, but he focused on Welter. He was honest about the fact that many of the linebackers didn’t respect Welter when she started with the Revolution in 2014, seeing her role instead as something of a stunt.