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Stevie Johnson Making the Super Bowl Media Rounds

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BALTIMORE MD - OCTOBER 24:  Steve Johnson #13 of the Buffalo Bills runs the ball against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on October 24 2010 in Baltimore Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Bills 37-34. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE MD - OCTOBER 24: Steve Johnson #13 of the Buffalo Bills runs the ball against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on October 24 2010 in Baltimore Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Bills 37-34. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson was named the Vizio Top Value Performer of 2010. As the TVP, Johnson has been doing the media rounds during Super Bowl week, specifically talking with ESPN multiple times on behalf of mutual sponsor Vizio.

The most interesting and thorough quotes from his multiple appearances was on ESPN Radio and the Scott Van Pelt show. In that interview, co-host Ryen Russillo asked Johnson about the Bills and how far they are from making a trip to the Super Bowl.

"I don't think we're far," said Johnson. "I think we're there and we're turning that corner. Coach Gailey has come in and he's instilling the never quit attitude. Which I don't think anybody really would or should."

After some discussions about taking the Baltimore Ravens and AFC Champion Pittsburgh Steelers to overtime, Van Pelt asked Johnson how the team moves forward to actually start winning these games.

"It goes from maybe we can play with these guys to maybe we can get a win to then we're in this game and we can win this game," said the wide receiver. "It's a whole different mentality and I know the guys around the locker room we just love playing for coach Gailey because he's given us respect and taken the job when nobody really wanted to take the job."

At least publicly, Buddy Nix said he never offered the job to anyone other than Gailey. Obviously the Bills players took the media reports with as much truth as anyone else saying that coach after coach was turning away the Bills' advances.

The conversation then shifted toward how Johnson can market himself while still being successful on the field.

"You just focus on your job first. You gotta take care of yourself on the field - making the plays, getting the yards after the catch, first downs - and then everything else will come along."

"With me personally, I do it for the team. I do it for the fans. I came into this season and I didn't even have a goal as far as stats. I didn't have a goal as far as I want to get this many catches, this many yards, this many touchdowns. I came and said I want to bring energy and excitement to Buffalo. Whether it came with 500 yards or 600 yards as long as the fans had energy and excitement then I'm pretty satisfied with that."

Russillo was obviously not bully on the Bills future. He asked the question on how far Buffalo is from the Super Bowl and continued by asking how long Johnson can stay in a situation "if they don't compete." He continued with another negatively leading question. (To be perfectly clear, I don't think that was wrong of him. The Bills have been terrible.)

"How long do you think you can enjoy being in a spot where you feel like you're not reaching your maximum potential?" asked Russillo who was specifically looking at four tough games a year against the New York Jets and New England Patriots.

"That's over with now. All that energy and excitement, I still want to bring that, but that was that season. Now we've shown some progress now we have to take it to the next level. It's time to take control and put it on us to turn the corner. The coaches gonna coach but the players, we gotta play and make this happen. The coaches can put out a great gameplan but we've got to make it happen."

"The Dolphins they got one win and then the next year went to the playoffs and won the division so it can happen."

Johnson also appeared on ESPN First Take and ESPN.com's Countdown Daily. He and Andy Levitre even got to hang out with Miss USA, Rami Fa a little bit.