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Raiders’ Brandon LaFell says ‘it’s very difficult’ to play for a struggling team

Brandon LaFell has been a Super Bowl champion, and he says playing for a struggling team like the Oakland Raiders has been challenging this season. Winning it all is what every NFL players strives for at the beginning of each season. Once you taste victory, they focus is on replicating what was successful. Oakland is 1-7, and it’s very unlikely they’ll be able to turn things around. LaFell tells everyone what his motivation is each year, and he’ll have to scrap his ultimate goal this time around.

“It’s very difficult,” LaFell told The Mercury News. “I tell every guy, as soon as you win the Super Bowl, the only thing you can think about is getting back. That’s your only desire. That’s what feeds you every day, to come out, work every day and try and get back there. Having this season like we’re having right now, it’s really tough.”

In the 2014-15 season, Brandon LaFell put together his best season to date. He recorded career highs in receptions (74), receiving yards (953) and touchdowns (7) for the New England Patriots. New England ended their season the best way possible by besting the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl. LaFell hauled in four receptions for 29 yards and a touchdown in the game, and was an important contributor to the team.

LaFell only has six receptions for 59 yards and one touchdown with the Raiders this season. He was signed with them after being released by the Cincinnati Bengals. His goal is to win it all, but Oakland is far from that right now.