Alex looks different in his scrambling ability and strategy now than he did 2 years ago. Take, for example, his scramble for a TD vs Seattle in 2006 (skip to 0:50 of this video
). You will notice that his 'bootleg' scramble actually takes him back 5 further yards than he needs to go and lets him barely beat the DB. If you look at film from 2006, you will notice that when he is forced out of the pocket to either left or right side, he doesn't move sideways, he actually moves backwards.
This past Sunday, although I did not see the same speed he is probably capable of, I noticed his pocket movement and awareness was markedly improved and that when he scrambled outside the pocket, he actually moved to the right, rather than float right but backwards.
I think if he spends some time with the running backs coach, his threat to run with the ball will add another element that this offense can utilize down the line. Maybe a chat with Steve Young wouldn't hurt either. After all, if Alex can do this
then the sky is the limit!