With concessions, 18 games could work

Compensation, roster size are issues that should be addressed if season gets longer

Originally Published: January 25, 2011
By Ross Tucker | ESPN.com

Unlike the majority of current and former NFL players -- not to mention Steelers owner Dan Rooney, evidently -- I don't have a huge issue with the concept of the NFL's enhanced 18-game season, provided certain concessions are made. I'll detail those below. That holds especially true if it is, in fact, the key component necessary for the NFLPA and NFL to come to terms on a new labor agreement, though I have some concerns long term if that is really the deal clincher.

I know, I know -- easy ...

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