VETERAN SPORTS REPORTERTO PROVIDE RAVENS COVERAGE ACROSS NETWORK PLATFORMS, INCLUDING CSNBALTIMORE.COMBethesda, Md. (Aug. 13, 2012) Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic has named veteran sports reporter andeditor J. Michael Falgoust as Ravens Insider. In this position, the former USAToday beat writer will lead coverage of the Baltimore Ravens for the networksdigital media platforms and contribute to its news and game-day programs.Falgoust, who has more than 20 years of experience coveringsports for newspapers and magazines, will provide daily Ravens news, analysisand features to CSNbaltimore.com, including the RavensTalk blog, and across thenetworks mobile and social media platforms. He will also make regularappearances on Geico SportsNet Central,the networks daily news program, and contribute to Ravens Kickoff and RavensPostgame Live.Over the past two decades covering sports, J. Michael hasgained an incredible amount of knowledge and distinguished himself as anexcellent beat reporter, said Comcast SportsNet Vice President of DigitalMedia Mark Lapidus. His addition enables our network to continue to deliverthe most comprehensive Ravens coverage across multiple platforms. Falgoust joins the network after 12 years as a sports writerand editor with USA Today, most recently serving as the newspapers NBA beatreporter for four years. Prior to that, he spent nearly six years with theOrlando Sentinel, where he served in a variety of positions, includingassistant sports editor from 1998 to 2000. He was also a regular contributor toRing Magazine from 1995 to 2004, covering the sport of boxing. A graduate of North Carolina CentralUniversity, Falgoust began his careeras a sports reporter for the Lenoir News-Topic in North Carolina.Falgoust is the latest addition to Comcast SportsNetsrapidly growing digital media department, which operates two regional sportswebsites, CSNwashington.com and CSNbaltimore.com, and a portfolio of mobile andsocial media platforms. These outlets feature exclusive written, video andinteractive content from several prominent sportswriters, including RedskinsInsider Tarik El-Bashir, Redskins BloggerRich Tandler, Capitals Insider Chuck Gormley and Nationals Insider MarkZuckerman, as well as a stable of digital media reporters and producers.
On Thursday night, the 76ers landed a decorated point guard who grew up in the DMV. His name? Melo Trimble.
After being passed over in the NBA Draft, Trimble decided to sign a free-agent contract with Philadelphia. The former Maryland star will now audition for a more solidified role with the 76ers by playing for the team's summer league squad.
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It'll be a tough task for Trimble, however, considering he'll only have a handful of games starting in early July to make his case. He'll also be sharing the floor with guys he's never done so with before, and that unfamiliarity will make his job as a point guard that much more difficult.
But Trimble does have at least one basketball figure on his side.
"I think he will play in the NBA," John Feinstein told the Sports Junkies on Friday. "I really do. He's the kind of guy you want on your team."
Whether the 76ers want him on their team is something that'll be sorted out in the near future.
Vernon Davis played well in 2016, quite well in fact. Signed to a one-year deal after a poor 2015 season, expectations were low for Davis and he over-delivered.
He ended the season with 44 catches and 583 yards to go with two touchdowns, but a stat from Pro Football Focus truly stands out.
No tight end in the NFL forced more missed tackles on receptions than Vernon Davis in 2016. pic.twitter.com/zl1bCARLUa— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) June 22, 2017
There were 15 tight ends with more yards than Davis, including one on his own team in Jordan Reed. Still, at age 32, Davis had the moves to make defenders miss.
Even early in 2016, as early as training camp, a number of Redskins players mentioned that Davis still had speed and quickness. That didn't change throughout the 16 game season. Pro Football Focus just quantified it.
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