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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Breaston likes familiarity of Chiefs' offense

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Steve Breaston has been trying to cram an offseason of his new team’s offensive philosophy and playbook into a few weeks.

He is spending nearly all of his non practice time trying to catch up on the ways of the Kansas City Chiefs. He is thankful he has a built-in advantage.

“It is a bonus that I have played for coach (Todd) Haley before,” said Breaston, who left Arizona to sign with the Chiefs this month. “That does help.”

Haley was Arizona’s offensive coordinator in Breaston’s first two NFL seasons. Breaston had 77 catches under Haley when the Cardinals went to the Super Bowl in the 2008 season.

Breaston said the Chiefs’ offense is not the same as the offense the Cardinals ran, but there are similarities.

“There’s different terminology and it’s a different offense,” Breaston said. “But I am familiar with a lot of things and that helps.”

Breaston is expected to be a major contributor in the Kansas City offense. He credits his new teammates for helping him get up to speed.

“It’s a great group of guys,” Breaston said. “We have the potential to be very good.”