In 2012 – his rookie year – Givens stat line looked like this : 42 catches, 689 yards, and three TDs. He had a catch of 20 yards or more in eight games; a catch of 50 yards or more in five games.
However, Givens' sophomore campaign did nothing but disappoint. Expected to take on the No. 1 receiver role, Chris regressed in form.
Look for Chris Givens to treat 2014 as his redemption season.
Expectations for the 2014 Season
In 2013, Givens' stat line – 34 catches-569 yards-zero touchdowns – was, honestly, piss poor pathetic.
Chris said it himself; his lack of production (lack of touchdowns, specifically) made him reevaluate himself and his entire lifestyle.
In response, Givens spent the off-season working out in Arizona, with Mack Newton – a trainer former Ram great Aeneas Williams referred him to. In addition to the suggested changed of scenery, Williams also connected Givens with former Rams receiver Isaac Bruce.
With the off-season changes Givens made, it is expected for him to take a leap and get his career back on track after the forgettable 2013 season.
In or Out?
Unless for some unforeseeable reason, Givens has a spot on the Rams roster this year. He sounds like he has re-focused himself. But at this point, it's all talk. Until we see some legitimate results, take this player-speak with a huge grain of salt.
Especially since all of them seem to rise & grind.