Sure, the postgame exchange between the Patriots' Bill Belichick and the Colts' Tony Dungy was quite chilly after their teams met last month. But Dungy doubted it was because his coaching counterpart was angry over his earlier comments about New England's spying scandal.

During an interview on HBO's "Costas Now" that will air tonight, Dungy was asked whether "frosty" was the proper characterization of their brief handshake.

"Well, it probably was," Dungy said. "But that's Bill. Bill has always been that way with me."

Dungy told host Bob Costas that he had not heard from Belichick about his comments in September that the Patriots being caught spying was a "really sad day for the NFL."

"But what I meant was you had so many people looking at this team and this organization," Dungy said. "They've won three Super Bowls. We're talking about them as maybe the best team ever . . . And to have something like that happen, it just lets people say, 'Oh, you know, this is how you win.' Or, 'This is OK, as long as you win.' And I didn't think it was good for the NFL."

Noteworthy

* The Baltimore Ravens put quarterback Steve McNair on injured reserve, ending a season in which he struggled to stay healthy. He will have surgery on his nonthrowing (left) shoulder tday, the team announced.

* The Baltimore Ravens put quarterback Steve McNair on injured reserve, ending a season in which he struggled to stay healthy. He will have surgery on his nonthrowing (left) shoulder tday, the team announced.

McNair, 34, played in six games this season, throwing only two touchdown passes compared to four interceptions. He also fumbled eight times, losing seven.

* Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden said there is a "possibility" quarterback Jeff Garcia could play this week against Houston. Gruden said there is nothing structurally wrong with Garcia's bruised back and despite backup Luke McCowan's big game in Tampa Bay's 27-23 victory over New Orleans on Sunday. Garcia, 37, would be back in the lineup as soon as he is cleared to play.

* Miami safety Cameron Worrell tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the Dolphins' 40-13 loss to the Jets and will miss the rest of the season.

* Detroit Lions wide receiver Roy Williams is expected to miss the rest of the regular season because of a sprained right knee. *