Bethesda, Md. Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic has named veteran sports reporter and editor J. Michael Falgoust as Ravens Insider. In this position, the former USA Today beat writer will lead coverage of the Baltimore Ravens for CSNbaltimore.com and contribute to CSN's news and game-day programs.
Falgoust, who has more than 20 years of experience covering sports for newspapers and magazines, will provide daily Ravens news, analysis and features to CSNbaltimore.com, including the RavensTalk blog, and across the networks mobile and social media platforms. He will also make regular appearances on Geico SportsNet Central, the networks daily news program, and contribute to Ravens Kickoff and Ravens Postgame Live.
Over the past two decades covering sports, J. Michael has gained an incredible amount of knowledge and distinguished himself as an excellent beat reporter, said Comcast SportsNet Vice President of Digital Media Mark Lapidus. His addition enables our network to continue to deliver the most comprehensive Ravens coverage across multiple platforms.
Falgoust (@JMichaelCSN) joins the network after 12 years as a sports writer and editor with USA Today, most recently serving as the newspapers NBA beat reporter for four years. Prior to that, he spent nearly six years with the Orlando Sentinel, where he served in a variety of positions, including assistant sports editor from 1998 to 2000. He was also a regular contributor to Ring Magazine from 1995 to 2004, covering the sport of boxing. A graduate of North Carolina Central University, Falgoust began his career as a sports reporter for the Lenoir News-Topic in North Carolina.
Falgoust is the latest addition to Comcast SportsNets rapidly growing digital media department, which operates two regional sports websites, CSNwashington.com and CSNbaltimore.com, and a portfolio of mobile and social media platforms. These outlets feature exclusive written, video and interactive content from several prominent sports writers, including Redskins Insider Tarik El-Bashir, Redskins Blogger Rich Tandler, Capitals Insider Chuck Gormley and Nationals Insider Mark Zuckerman, as well as a stable of digital media reporters and producers.
The Ravens got a 27-14 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 3.
It was an interesting game for many reasons including Broncos star rookie running back, Phillip Lindsay, getting ejected in the first half for throwing a punch.
Here's what you need to know from Sunday's win:
— Rookie linebacker Kenny Young stepped in for injured C.J. Mosley and showed he will be a starter. Young had a critical sack on Broncos quarterback Case Keenum on a third down in the second and finished the day with 10 tackles. The Ravens defense as a whole was impressive. While they gave up a lot of short third downs, they stopped their fair share as well. Most importantly was the late fourth quarter interception from Patrick Onwuasor, while the Broncos were threatening in Ravens territory.
— The Ravens are continuing to work on the run game, as something offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg emphasized after the team was averaging just 3.3-yards-per-carry heading into Week 3. Against the Broncos, the team averaged just 2.8 yard-per-carry, but put up two rushing touchdowns from Buck Allen and Alex Collins.
— It was a strange day for the Ravens' special teams when the Broncos blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown on the first drive of the game. The day became even stranger when safety Justin Simmons, (illegally) leaped over long snapper Morgan Cox to block a field goal and the penalty went uncalled. Kicker Justin Tucker made up for it by hitting not one, but two 52-yard field goals, his eighth straight from beyond 50.
— Joe Flacco finished the day 25 of 40 for 277 yards and one touchdown, while helping improve the team to 12-12 in the red zone. The QBs most impressive play came late in the fourth on a third down hitting the gas pedal, to not only get the first down but stayed in-bounds to keep the clock running and sealing the team's victory. His connection with John Brown continues to be strong after finding the receiver for a 44-yard gain, too.
The Ravens are now 2-1 and head to Pittsburgh for a Sunday night matchup in Week 4.
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The Ravens will have to battle with the Broncos in Week 3 without the services of linebacker C.J. Mosely, who was ruled out of action prior to the game.
Mosley exited the Ravens' Week 2 matchup vs. the Bengals in the first quarter and was later diagnosed with a bone bruise. With 10 days of rest, the three-time Pro Bowler was limited in Thursday's practice but did not practice Friday.
Also ruled out for Sunday's game is cornerback Anthony Averett (hamstring), defensive tackle Willie Henry (abdomen), tight end Hayden Hurst (foot),
RAVENS vs. BRONCOS WEEK 3: INACTIVE LIST
— CB Anthony Averett
— QB Robert Griffin III
— DT Willie Henry
— TE Hayden Hurst
— WR Jordan Lasley
— LB C.J. Mosley
— DT Michael Pierce
— QB Kevin Hogan
— LB Alexander Johnson
— CB Adam Jones
— G Sam Jones
— S Dymonte Thomas
— DE Demarcus Walker
— T Elijah Wilkinson
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