Stevie Johnson has heard all the calls for his head.

Critics of the Buffalo Bills’ receiver have sounded off this week on talk radio, going as far as calling for him to be released following his crucial fumble during Sunday’s overtime loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Toronto’s Rogers Centre.

“It makes me work harder. It wakes me up,” Johnson said of the feedback he’s gotten from fans. “I feel like sometimes I can get a little lackadaisical and things may happen. I appreciate it. The fans are being real. It’s just a wake-up call.”

Did Johnson feel like he needed such a call?

“No, I didn’t,” he said. “Take it for what it is, man. I’ve been there before. I’ve touched the ground before, just got to climb to get back up.”

Johnson fumbled near the end of regulation with the Bills in position for a potential game-winning field goal against the Falcons.

Just like his personality, his failures are 1,000-watt bright. Perhaps the two go hand in hand.

“It hurts, because you never want to fail. That’s anybody in this locker room. Nobody wants to fail in situations like that,” Johnson said. “But there’s been situations where I’ve had success. You’ve got to take the good with the bad at the end of the day. That’s how I see it.”

Some of Johnson’s better days have come against a player he’s likely to see Sunday. Tampa Bay cornerback Darrelle Revis is in his first season with the Buccaneers after an offseason trade from the New York Jets.

Revis for years has been thought of as one of the best, if not the best, cornerbacks in football, but Johnson has done well against him. In their teams’ last four meetings, Johnson has 17 catches for 227 yards and three touchdowns – a season’s pace of 68 receptions, 908 yards and 12 TDs.