Kramer acknowledged that the most vociferous critics of the NFL and the NFLPA, such as ex-defensive back Bernie Parish, likely would remain unhappy.
"I'm very encouraged," said Kramer, who started his own rapid assistance program after being dismayed by the slow response of the NFL and the NFLPA. "We made some significant progress. I don't think we can solve all the problems in one fell swoop, but we have started. The attitude of everyone here today was positive and intent on solving the problems and working together with another. It's so critical for us to come together as a family."