(Eds: Corrects coding. With AP Photos.) Over the past few weeks, Chiefs fans have begun to see why coach Todd Haley was so excited about the free agent acquisition of wide receiver Steve Breaston.
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...