The Houston Texans hit their bye week at 4-5, an also-ran in a conference that's unlikely to offer up a realistic path to the postseason.
Houston's offense has been predictably bland with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center, and Johnson isn't producing at expected levels. The seven-time Pro Bowl selection had just two receptions for 12 yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles, prompting cornerback Cary Williams to say Johnson "is not the same guy."
Johnson didn't exactly fire back when asked about Williams' comments.
"I'm trying to help the team win," Johnson said, according to the Houston Chronicle. "But I only can do what I can do. I can't control everything. I only can control what I can. That's it. I can't block. I can't cover guys. I can't throw the ball. All I can do is run routes and try to get open and catch the ball."
Johnson was increasingly passive during his brief interaction with reporters:
Are you getting open and not receiving the ball?
"I don't know. You watched the game."
Is there light at the end of the tunnel?
"I don't know. We'll see."
"I don't really think there's much to talk about."
Your thoughts on Williams' observation about your intensity level?
"Maybe they see something I don't see."
Where do you plan to spend your bye week?
"I just need to go to like an island or something."