I'm not a fan of Goodell but I don't think this crap is all on him. He's just the only guy who's in the public eye. He gets paid the big bucks to take these bullets. It's kinda like the US President. He gets all the hate and blame, but in reality he's just a public figure who has very little power.
I get what you're trying to say but I don't agree with this comparison. POTUS has the power to issue executive orders, pardon, command our armed forces, veto legislation, appoint top officials and nominate judiciary positions including the Supreme Court among many many others. Not to mention the incredible passive influence the position carries. The President is far more than a public figure.