The Morning Fix: Happy Father’s Day Edition

December 24, 2011; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs fans show their support during the first half of the game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. The Raiders won 16-13. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

Good morning Addicts! I wanted to take a moment today to wish all of you a happy Father’s Day. Also, a very special happy Father’s Day to our men serving in the military who aren’t able to spend today with their children. Thanks for keeping us safe!

I’m not a father myself but I sure do know how important having a great dad is. Since I’ve got the platform, Dad, Happy Father’s Day!

Now with the mushiness aside, back to football. Here’s your Morning Fix!

John Alt came to Kansas City in 1984 and spent his entire career in Kansas City.

Alt’s career got off to a slow start, but he rose in the 1990s, earning two Pro Bowl invitations and starting 149 games for the Chiefs at offensive tackle.

Alt, playing mostly at the blind side, blocked for Bill Kenney, Steve DeBerg, David Krieg, Joe Montana and Steve Bono.

Members of the Kansas City Chiefs squad including Dustin Colquitt, Rodney Hudson, Brady Quinn, and Luke Patterson joined rookies Dontari Poe, Alex Tanney, Jeff Allen, and Donald Stephenson and Joplin contractors helped out with Habitat for Humanity to frame new houses on a group of four blocks that were completely leveled last year.

The Chiefs have decided to make an annual commitment to the city of Joplin, and the progress that’s occurred in one year made the city “unrecognizable” by members of the organization.

Carroll recruited Banks when he was coach at Southern Cal. Banks had given a verbal commitment to the Trojans before his life was upended by rape allegations. He was cleared when his accuser recanted her story.

Banks had private workouts with the Chargers and Chiefs. His first real taste of NFL life came with the Seahawks, for whom he participated in drills wearing No. 43. He lined up at middle linebacker with reserves.

“I didn’t even know if I was going to have a number, a jersey…I didn’t know what to expect when I first got here,” Banks said told a media gathering Wednesday. “I got to my locker and saw there was a jersey in it — number 43. And I just wanted to take a picture of it just for myself. It’s just amazing to see my name on the back of it. It’s an honor to be taken serious and to be given this opportunity.”

Chambers was drafted in the second round by the Dolphins in 2001. He would spend six-and-a-half seasons in Miami before being traded to the San Diego Charger in 2007. Chambers would be waived by the Chargers during the 2009 season, catching on with the Kansas City Chiefs after they put in a waiver claim for the former Pro Bowler. Chambers was released by the Chiefs in July of last year, sitting out the past season before deciding to retire.

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