Its not the fine itself, Its that when players start getting fined for clean hard hits they start playing soft defense.. which for fans of good defense makes the NFL not as entertaining to watch
I mean who really enjoys watching a game full of a bunch of half a.ss attempted arm tackles because they're afraid they're gonna get fined
Fans also stop watching football when players like Brady, Vick, Adrian Peterson, Andre Johnson are all hurt for the entire year... Nobody wants to watch a bunch of second string players either... Either way it goes u may lose fans... Have you seen some of the players from back in the day nowadays... Many of them are the ones who are lobbying for the safer rules because of the medical conditions they suffer from now... These players shouldnt have to live a life of hell after and sometimes during football for your 3 hour enjoyment... Every rule they put in to protect the players 95% of the league has adjusted too... There is absolutely no reason to go all out on a tackle of a guy who is airborn trying to make a catch... If you hadnt got beat in the first place you wouldnt be in that position...
But you can make hard hits without adding extra danger than already present on the football... The rule this year is you cannot make contact with a receiver from his shoulders up when he is defenseless... Doesnt matter if you hit him with your shoulder or head....