Jay Cutler dropped the f-bomb on his own fans, and Cam Newton strangely left the field in seclusion and didn't congratulate, hug or even recognize a teammate who had saved him by recovering his reckless fumble in the end zone for a touchdown.
So it was a special moment Sunday when these two quarterbacks, now known for their self-absorption and sulking, faced each other. It was the NFL's first Body Language Bowl, and Cutler won. The Bears beat the Panthers 23-22 on a last-second field goal.
"You know, B (receiver Brandon Marshall) asked me, 'They're booing us out there?'" Cutler said, talking about the reaction to the Bears as they left the field at halftime. "I mean, I'd boo us, too. I told those guys it was a boo-worthy performance.''
How level-headed and composed of Cutler! It would have been so much easier to believe, though, if it weren't for YouTube. It didn't take much lip-reading skill to see, on a video, that Cutler had actually stared at the booing crowd and said, "These...