I don't know who to blame. I suspect a combination of players and officials - but at times it does border on unwatchable.
A text exchange I had at halftime with a friend who is a huge football fan (likes all leagues) summed it up well. (This after the last five minutes of the first half of the Cats -Argos game seemed to have a penalty called every other play.)
Him - 'tried to go for a quick grocery run at halftime - but got called back - penalty'..
Me - ''lol - too many penalties you think?'
Him - 'OMG - It's ridiculous. if this flagfest keeps up I'll be flipping over to one of the NCAA games - brutal'