I watched an interview with Belichick (I'm guessing it was from a Football Life) where he states that the hardest thing about his job is having to make and choose who stays and who goes on the 75 and 53 man rosters. So why make them at all? Why don't teams run with a roster of 75? Is this something that the NFLPA wants? -Obviously there are enough football bodies and football talent to at least excuse keeping 75 players on the team. Does cutting another 22 players make for a better team? A better game? Is this something that the Owners Association wants? -Can they not afford (or are unwilling) to carry another 22 players on the payroll? At what I would assume would be Practice Squad wages, I can't imagine that it is (relatively) that much more money even if you calculate in the increase in support staff. My guess is that this is something the owners want but it wouldn't surprise me if the NFLPA was on board with it. Are 53 man rosters better for the NFL than 75?