So it's half time of Monday Night Football and I had a random thought. I've never heard this theory before so I'd like to hear everyone else's opinion. My theory is that the NFL has become so strict on pass interference penalties, late hits, etc. so that offenses can really put up big numbers. The NFL knows that offense sales tickets and they want to butts in the seats. The NFL is trying to handcuff defenses so that receivers and quarterbacks can have huge days (unless you're the Chiefs of course). I'd say it has little to do with player safety and a lot to do with selling tickets. It's hard to argue that they care a lot about player safety whenever the NFL won't allow private physicians to access concussions. They'll only allow their team physicians to evaluate them-I'm sure that the GMs and coaches have a lot of pull in the outcome of the player. I believe I'm correct on the previous comment, but I could be wrong. Anyway, please give me your thoughts on this theory. Don't ask why I had this random thought during halftime.
This is just a theory of mine.