By Henry Aldrich

Fox Sports Radio host Doug Gottlieb defended Pederson’s answer, to a question from Jimmy Kempski of the Philly Voice, saying  the first part of the question was a statement and the second part contained the trigger word “layups”.

Below is the transcript of Kempski’s question and Pederson’s answer:

KEMPSKI: Hey, Doug. Carson had great protection all day, he wasn’t sacked, and I think he only got knocked down once. I know you were asked Monday why he’s missing throws, and it’s an assortment of reasons. But some of the throws he’s missing are sort of like layups. What could be the reason for some of those easier misses that he’s missing?

PEDERSON: Have you played quarterback in the National Football League?

KEMPSKI: I have not, Doug.

PEDERSON: Okay. They’re not layups. There ain’t a throw out here that’s a layup. And so some of it is just timing with young guys. Some of it is just Carson being not accurate at that particular time. It could be that there’s a defensive guy that flashed a hand, and he’s got to change his arm angle in a split second. There’s all kinds of reasons for accuracy, and these are things we continue to work on, and will continue to work on for the entire season.