Rob Havenstein Believes Rams Are ‘Building Foundations’ Ahead Of 2023 Season
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Entering the 2023 season, the Los Angeles Rams will look drastically different after so much turnover in the offseason.

The Rams will be relying on plenty of young, unproven talent to fill roles along the roster which might raise some concern for fans who have been accustomed to winning. However, with Sean McVay back at the helm and some key veterans returning there should be some optimism that the transition won’t be so rough.

In fact, Rob Havenstein is taking all the change in stride and believes that Los Angeles has done well so far with the rebuilding process, via Stu Jackson of

“You can’t compare two teams to one another,” Havenstein said. “Obviously we had a big departure of people, we have limited people in the building right now, we’ll have a bunch of new faces here in a couple of weeks. But the faces we have seen now, it’s good to be back. There’s something about this place that’s special. The renewed energy that we have in this place of having fun again, getting after it, competing, rolling the dice and seeing what happens, and I think I think that’s been shown the first couple of weeks of workouts and just as this first week of field work. Guys are locked in, ready to go while still having fun doing it. So we’re building foundations here in a good spot.”

As one of the few remaining leaders on the team, Havenstein took stock of the offensive lineman room and the rest of the roster and likes what he’s seen so far:

“I think everyone came back ready to work, ready to go after it,” Havenstein said. “They’ve been putting in work. Guys that were here rehabbing, it’s been showing; guys who went home, it’s been shown too. So I’m very pleased with where everyone is now. Now we just got to look forward to building some building some rapport with everyone, because like every NFL year, there’s no slated starters anywhere – besides maybe a couple people. I don’t think anyone’s taking (defensive lineman) Aaron (Donald)’s spot.”

By all accounts, the energy and vibe in the offseason has been good for the Rams, who already have their fair share of doubters. While most people are probably counting them out even before the season has started, L.A. seems unfazed by it and even seems excited for the opportunity to go out and prove themselves.