Just found an old article in the vaults of SI about Montana. Very good read. Now don't get me wrong I am not comparing Alex and Montana BUT in the article it speaks of cool, something the old Alex did not have. This year, however, Alex looks a lot like a QB that has found that missing ingredient...Cool. A presence that we see the best display on a weekly basis. Peyton, Brady, Brees, Warner (at times), S. Young, Favre, Aikman, Elway etc etc etc.
Don't get me wrong, I do not feel that Alex is even close to being able to compare to these greats but you have to start somewhere. This new Alex has shown flashes of that Cool more regularly lately and I hope he continues to show that. Is that the one thing he has been missing and will it help him develop into a great QB in the future. Only time will tell but I raise a glass to his efforts.