By Jack Ryan

You want to know why new Eagles coach Doug Pederson is high on quarterback Sam Bradford?

Pederson watched tape and noticed how Bradford was improving under Chip Kelly in the second half of the season.

Sometimes, it takes a quarterback half a year to feel comfortable in a new system. Pederson’s offense shouldn’t be much different than what Bradford learned in St. Louis when he came into the league in 2010.

Pat Shurmur, the Rams’ offensive coordinator in 2010, ran the West Coast offense while working with Andy Reid in Philly from 2002-2008.

Pederson just needs time to work on Bradford’s footwork.