Video: Freeman takes sack, leading to hurried Bucs FG attempt

Chris Chase
Shutdown Corner

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers needed a late-game, 35-yard touchdown from LeGarrette Blount to break a tie with the winless Indianapolis Colts on "Monday Night Football." It may not have taken so long to put away Indy if the Bucs had been able to convert a field goal at the end of the first half. Watch as quarterback Josh Freeman takes a horrendous sack with 17 seconds on the clock and no timeouts, leading to a hurried field-goal attempt that ended predictably.

This one's on Freeman. There are two things you can't do inside the red zone with 20 seconds remaining and no timeouts: Throw to the middle of the field or take a sack. If throwing to an open receiver in the end zone is the best option, throwing the ball away is a close second.

An ugly win counts the same as a pretty one, though, so the Bucs should be happy to leave that uninspiring performance in the rear view and start looking ahead to next week's game against the San Francisco 49ers.

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