Johnson's checklist -- "Who can cover 85 in 2005?" -- features the names of each cornerback he expects to face this season. After each game, he places a check in the "no" box, meaning they couldn't cover 85.
"Everybody has been a 'no' to this point," said Johnson, the AFC receiving leader with 39 receptions for 561 yards with five touchdowns.
The only secondary with an argument for a "yes" is Jacksonville, which held Johnson to a season-low 52 yards in the Bengals' only loss. Johnson, however, scored a touchdown against the Jags.
He was quick to correct himself yesterday after saying Jaguars corner Rashean Mathis (who beat the Steelers with an interception for a touchdown in overtime last Sunday) earned a "yes" in the wake of that 23-20 loss.
"What?" he said, when asked to confirm that Mathis had stopped him. "No
Gimme a freeking break !! Just because u score a TD means that you get to put a N on your list..
Never mind if that TD doesnt win the game, nevermind if you have very few catches, drop passes, get shut down, get your bell rung by a vicious tackle..
but that's ok, because you scored a TD !!