Blaming the forwards for Johnsons form is an excuse and doesn't explain the lack of effort we're seeing from him.
How about how would JT go behind our pack? A shit load better because he is a brilliant half. Even ignoring everything JT has over Shaun Johnson in terms of skill and vision and involvment, the EFFORT he puts in every single game is unquestionable. You can tell from the way he ramps up his involvement in close games that he feels personally responsible for getting his team the result. I feel like i'm insulting JT even comparing the two, they are on two different planets imo.