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Former Falcons defensive end and television analysts Tim Green has revealed that he’s been diagnosed with ALS.Green wrote on Facebook that he recently found out he had a “slow-progressing version” of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Authentic Calvin Ridley Jersey , and he’ll appear on 60 Minutes this week to talk about the diagnosis and his future fund-raising efforts.“While the football field is far away, I find myself in a formidable struggle,” Green wrote. “For the past five years I’ve been coping with some neurological problems in my hands. At first the doctors thought the damage I’d done to my elbows in football was the culprit, so they operated to release the nerves, but the issue persisted and my voice began to weaken as well. That’s the only reason I’ve had to stop visiting schools to talk with kids. Finally, I was diagnosed with ALS. . . .“As always Authentic Devonta Freeman Jersey , I will spend the coming days and years counting the blessings I have instead of pining for the things I don’t,” he wrote. “Today I will take a walk. I will work and write and kiss each of my kids as well as my beautiful wife. That’s a great day. As good as it gets…”Green was the Falcons first-round pick in 1986 and played until 1993, starting 71 games. He then transitioned to a career in television, working for Fox.Falcons have a 5% chance at making the playoffs We spent the last few weeks saying the Atlanta Falcons are basically in a must-win situation. At 1-2, another loss tosses a rock-bottom team a shovel. At 1-3, another loss rolls a boulder over the top of the hole. Dan Quinn really needed to beat the Bengals to keep a good chance at making the playoffs. He really Authentic Julio Jones Jersey , really needed to beat the Steelers to keep any realistic chance of making the playoffs.What’s the realistic chance? Analytics site 538 ran the numbers from 1990 to 2013. It’s a little outdated, but teams that started 1-4, obviously, did not make the playoffs often. 538 SportsThat’s right. 5 percent of teams that start at 1-4 end up in the playoffs. This may be even tougher with a tough NFC pushing a wildcard berth up to 10 or more wins. Even assuming the conference falls apart and 9 wins will get a team that last wild card spot, the Falcons need to go 8-3 to get there. Give me a healthy Falcons team and I’m optimistic they can slice through this tepid schedule for 8 more wins. Give me Jordan Richards, Duke Riley Authentic Deion Jones Jersey , and whatever Marquand Manuel is doing with the defensive line and secondary, and I cannot see it. Atlanta still faces off with the Ravens, the Packers, the Saints, the Panthers, and whatever Tampa Bay is after benching Ryan Fitzpatrick. 2018 went so quickly from potential Super Bowl berth to wasted season that I have whiplash. On the plus side Black Brian Poole Jersey , the Falcons are looking at a top 5 draft pick. Prepare for lots of draft talk.