CHANGES COMING?

Redskins coach Steve Spurrier vowed to make any changes necessary to get Washington out of its two-game skid. That means switching quarterbacks, if necessary. It also means other positions.

Spurrier said Monday he'd like to see more of his young wideouts. Though he didn't mention his name, second-year wideout Darnerien McCants falls into that category. McCants was active and played sparingly in Monday's 20-10 loss at San Francisco.

But the biggest question surrounds who will start at quarterback, a decision Spurrier said he'll likely announce early next week. Spurrier said he was pleased with most of starter Shane Matthews' performance Sunday. Matthews, though, still has a bad left shoulder, one reason why Spurrier might sit him.

''It wasn't all based on performance,'' Spurrier said. ''He was hit real hard a few times.''

Matthews might not practice much this week, allowing Danny Wuerffel and Patrick Ramsey to get more snaps with the first unit.

Spurrier continued to question Wuerffel's recent play, but he also said he might need an entire game to show what he can do.

Also, Spurrier isn't afraid to turn to the rookie Ramsey.

''We'll play the player who gives us the best chance to win,'' Spurrier said. ''No one is tossing in the towel by playing a rookie quarterback.''

And he said other changes could be made. Offensive line coach Kim Helton said David Loverne will continue to start at left guard.

''If we need to make changes we will,'' Spurrier said. ''We don't want to see the same guys doing the same stuff.''


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