Yes, I care about player safety. Big time.
I care about Bountygate because I think it absolutely sucks that Brett Favre couldn't play in the last drive of a playoff game. Players who intentionally try to hurt a player are cheating, in my opinion.
I care because I hate watching any game where you have a neutered backup to a star player. I want to see the best players on the field. And I don't like watching careers get cut short.
I care because the solution shouldn't be this hard. Teach players to wrap up instead of going for kill shots.