This just in -- football is a team sport.
Look, I'm not trying to spin for Jake Plummer. Hell, I'm not even trying to defend him per se. I'm just as excited for the Cutler era to start as the next guy. But simply stating "if we lose, should he be benched" is a dumb question.
If Jake goes out and lays an egg, throws INTs, etc, and you want to call for Cutler, I'll hear that argument. I'll disagree because I believe he should start in 2007, but I will understand where it's coming from.
But if Jake throws 3 TDs, no INTs, plays well, and we still lose, well then it would be asinine to call for his benching "because we lost." Now granted, we probably won't lose if he plays like that, but you get my point.
So, it depends. If Jake is playing terribly and Shanahan decides to go Parcells and sit Jake down, so be it.