Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians knows that his quarterback, Tom Brady, is the king in football. However, in golf, Arians seems to be aware that it’s a slightly different story, especially after Brady and Phil Mickelson lost to Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods in “The Match” last year. Now, as Brady looks to get redemption for his loss in that event by teaming up with Mickelson again to take on Aaron Rodgers and Bryson DeChambeau in the next chapter of “The Match” that’s taking place next month, Arians has some jokes about his quarterback.
Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson will golf against Aaron Rodgers and Bryson DeChambeau
As mentioned above, Brady and Mickelson teamed up against their rivals in “The Match” last year when they lost to Manning and Woods. However, they will now take on a couple of guys who are slightly younger than them, as the duo will face DeChambeau and Rodgers on July 6 in the next version of “The Match” in Big Sky, Montana.
According to CBS Sports, the golf and football stars will be mic’d up and will compete in modified alternate shot match play. What could make things interesting this time, though, is that the course has an elevation of 7,500 feet.
Once it became official, Brady wasted no time talking trash to Rodgers, even taking a shot at him and the Packers for losing to the Buccaneers in the NFC Championship Game. TB12 tweeted, “[Bryson DeChambeau] better get used to laying up because we know [Aaron Rodgers] isn’t going for it.”
The seven-time Super Bowl champion also tweeted a meme in which he made fun of DeChambeau, but the golfer had a savage response.
“[Tom Brady], once [Aaron Rodgers] and I take down you and [Phil Mickelson], you will feel just as deflated as those balls were in the AFC Championship Game,” DeChambeau tweeted.
Now, Brady’s coach is joining in on the fun.
Bruce Arians trolled his quarterback’s golf game
Arians recently appeared on The Rich Eisen Show, where he spoke about the Buccaneers’ offseason so far. While discussing how Tom Brady checks in with him every week, he took a slight shot at his quarterback’s golf game.
“(Brady checks in about) how’s he feeling; biggest thing is how’s the knee,” Arians said on the June 2 episode. “He doesn’t have a golf game right now, so it’s not about his golf game.”
Eisen then asked Arians about Brady’s upcoming match against Rodgers and DeChambeau, and he seems to be worried about his quarterback’s chances.
“I know he’s not swinging yet,” the coach said. “He’s going to [have to] hit a bunch of golf balls before that thing.”
If he’s not swinging yet, maybe, Brady should stop talking trash?
Arians, though, seems to approve.
Bruce Arians seems to approve of Tom Brady’s trash talk
When asked about what he thought of Brady’s trash talk prior to “The Match,” Arians said it was “beautiful.”
However, in reference to the QB’s joke about the NFC Championship Game, he wouldn’t take it any further.
“I can’t comment on that,” Arians said with a laugh. “… That was a good one. Yeah, I liked it.”
While Arians may not be thrilled where Brady is at with his golf game, he likes where he is ahead of the team’s mandatory minicamp taking place June 7–9.
“He’s feeling great,” Arians said of Brady’s knee, which he had surgery on earlier this offseason. “… I don’t think I’ma let anybody chase him around. He’ll probably do seven-on-seven and some other stuff, just to see how he feels.”
We will get to see how Brady is moving around a bit when he and Mickelson face Rodgers and DeChambeau in “The Match” on July 6. The event will air on TNT.