CHANGES NEEDED:

Jim Everett called on the Los Angeles Rams' management to make changes after the team's disappointing season.

"There are some things I think that management is going to have to change for this team to be victorious," said the Rams quarterback. "I'm not sure exactly what those are, but we're a 5-11 team."

Los Angeles, 11-5 in 1989, seemed in trouble almost from the outset of this season, as it was hit by injuries in the exhibition season and had several extended holdouts.

WORLEY UNHAPPY:

Steelers RB Tim Worley, who reportedly requested a trade after being benched earlier this season, is unhappy with Coach Chuck Noll's suggestion that he might move FB Merril Hoge to halfback, Worley's position.

"That's telling you I'm not needed here," Worley told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "If that's the case, what the hell am I doing in Pittsburgh then? Maybe they're trying to find a way to get me out of here."

But Worley, a No. 1 draft pick in 1989, said he would not ask for a trade.

Worley rushed for a team-high 770 yards and five touchdowns last season, but slipped to 418 yards and no touchdowns this year in an injury-filled season.

NOT INFLUENCED:

Bears rookie DT Fred Washington, killed in a car crash last month, was not under the influence of drugs at the time of the accident, the Lake County (Ill.) coroner said.

On Dec. 21, Washington, 23, slammed the car he was driving into a tree, also killing the car's owner, Petra Stoll, 22.