like he's that durable to begin with
Yeah no kidding.
I don't even think he got a look until the second half.
For the first half I thought maybe Johnson wasn't playing. Watching the stat-tracker, Carr threw one incomplete pass to Johnson early, then I didn't see another one go his way until the second half like you said.
I'm just curious why with a receiver like Johnson, some refer to him as the next TO, Houston isn't throwing downfield more? I can only see a limited number of factors that could be responsible.
1)The play calling. The staff just seems content to play the short game like you said. Little dump passes to the RBs. Of course this could be influenced by #'s 2-4...
2)The offensive line. The O-Line isn't giving Carr and the WRs enough protection/time to do what they need to do.
3)The quarterback. Carr isn't making good reads. Or maybe he makes good reads, but bad throws. So the staff keeps it safe and simple.
4)The wide receiver. Johnson just isn't able to get open. Maybe he isn't that good. I tend to think this one is the least likely, because when they do decide to throw to him, he catches the ball. Besides look at his numbers. 71 catches for 1052 yards.