Steve Breaston’s slow start mirrored that of the Chiefs, who were outscored by a combined 89-10 in blowout losses to the Bills and Lions. Breaston had three catches for just 33 yards in those games. But Breaston has emerged in the last three games as a potent complement to Dwayne Bowe.
The Chiefs, 2-3, have steadied themselves in a three-point road loss to San Diego and victories over Minnesota and Indianapolis. Breaston has stepped up with 11 receptions for 196 yards and two touchdowns over that span and heads into Sunday’s game at Oakland feeling increasingly comfortable working with Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassell.
“It’s always about developing that trust with your quarterback,” Breaston said. “It doesn’t just happen overnight. I’m the new guy here. Coach Haley knows me, but not everybody else does. I just think it’s a matter of me continuing to be a reliable option for Matt.”