“All it does is help everybody get open,” Breaston said. “It helps me, it helps Dwayne, it helps the backs out of the backfield. The more weapons, especially with the losses we had earlier, this is going to be great.
“It’s another target for Matt (Cassel). It helps the running game. They can’t afford to put everybody in the box.”
“Kendrick last year, as a young guy, I know multiple times I talked about him, how he’s pretty impressive, and became an important part of our team pretty quickly,” coach Todd Haley said.
“A lot of that had to do with his ability to be a leader, and communicate, and help other teammates around him, and it’s never been too big for Kendrick. This guy’s been pretty impressive from a leadership standpoint right out of the gate.”
“As a pass rusher, I watch every pass rusher,” Taylor said. “You learn from everybody a little bit, but I watch guys more as a fan and admire the work they do and the way they do it. It’s like a work of art to watch a good pass rusher do his thing.
“Tamba (Hali) is definitely one of the tops in this league and I think he’d be near the top of anyone’s list.”
Specifically, Taylor ranks Hali among his list of the top-five pass rushers in the league right now.
The Chiefs on Wednesday underwent a walkthrough, which was closed to reporters. Safety Jon McGraw, who injured his shoulder in Monday night’s game, was the only player listed as injured. He didn’t participate.
Miami had four players who were non-participants Wednesday. Safety Yeremiah Bell (toe), tackle Marc Colombo (knee), center Mike Pouncey (neck) and linebacker Jason Taylor (hip) sat out. Cornerback Vontae Davis (hamstring), wide receiver Edmond Gates (groin), guard Richie Incognito (ankle), running back Daniel Thomas (hamstring), defensive end Kendall Langford (hips) and quarterback Matt Moore (ribs) were limited.
“The great part about this team is that we continue to keep our heads and continue to work,” quarterback Matt Cassel said. “Our mentality is you just try to get one win and then two wins and three wins. Now we are on a four-game win streak. Everybody is excited about that, but we know there is a lot of season left to be played. We’re happy about where we are at right now.”
Their next opponent doesn’t feel the same way after blowing chances to end its winless drought the past two weeks. Miami (0-7) let a 15-point lead with less than three minutes remaining disappear during an 18-15 overtime loss to Denver on Oct. 23, then couldn’t protect a seven-point cushion entering the final period of last week’s 20-17 defeat at the New York Giants.