Behind the Mic: Jackson Emery flies under the radar for unbeaten BYU

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  • Howard S. Taylorsville, UT
    Dec. 14, 2010 7:50 p.m.

    RE: TheSpiker | 2:33 p.m. Dec. 14, 2010
    Alpine, UT

    "Your opinions are, frankly, valued by nobody here."

    Dear Mr. TheSpiker, of Alpine, Utah -

    I appreciate constructive criticism as much as the next guy.

    However, In this case, I suspect that my opinions are disdained by yourself and your fellow Cougar fans not because they are devoid of supporting facts, but rather because they are indeed supported by harsh facts.

    You know, painful facts that Cougar fans would rather not consider.

    May I repeat as an example, make a simple field goal and you win the game. Fail to execute the field goal and you lose.

    Seems like a fact-based opinion to me.

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    Dec. 14, 2010 6:54 p.m.

    The Spiker: AMEN.

    As a three point shooter it would be nice if Emery were shooting high 30's or in the 40's but even 34% is OK. 33% from 3 pt range is like shooting 50% from 2 pt range. Jackson has been playing injured and his value is far more important than statistics show. He is probably the best athlete on the team, his ball handling and leadership is vital.
    This BYU team is showing it can be real good, Davies needs to keep getting better and Chris needs to get healthy, if Rogers can be a consistent scorer it will make this team real hard to beat.
    Love how this team plays defense, much more athletic than most BYU teams. Here's hoping they come out on fire against UCLA and show everyone what kind of team they can be.
    Nation wide, not getting quite the respect they deserve.

  • bjfcubsfan Wellsville, UT
    Dec. 14, 2010 5:40 p.m.

    I agree that he has the defensive talent, but he just needs more discipline. He is also too inconsistent offensively. Not to Tavernari levels, but enough that he should stop shooting 6 threes a game. He's taken 64 threes this year as opposed to only 27 twos, yet is shooting only 34% from 3.

  • TheSpiker Alpine, UT
    Dec. 14, 2010 2:33 p.m.


    I have been to every game played in the state this year and most of last years. I will have to respectfully disagree with you. He is a great defensive player. He has fantastic timing and disrupts more than he steals. Last year's punch in the face by Utah and the elbow to the face in the Arizona game simply testify as to the frustration of those he defends and their need to take a cheap shot at him as a result.

    Howard S.
    As usual we have you to tell us what is a "fact" and using phrases like "Period. End of story." as though YOU are the one that sets the standards. News flash bub, you are just another blow hard making negative comments on the other team's articles. Your opinions are, frankly, valued by nobody here.

    And that is a fact! Period. End of story!

  • bjfcubsfan Wellsville, UT
    Dec. 14, 2010 1:51 p.m.

    Emery = Overrated. I've watched him three times this year and have been very unimpressed. The reason he gets those two or so breakaway steals is because he tries to jump the passing lanes every time and, more often than not, misses and leaves his teammates hanging. He jumps wildly on every shot fake and takes multiple bad shots a game. BYU's best lineup does not have him on the floor. Jimmer, K. Collinsworth, Abouo, Davies, Hartsock. And Rogers will be huge off the bench once he gets into the flow of the team.

  • Howard S. Taylorsville, UT
    Dec. 14, 2010 10:04 a.m.

    Mendenhall says "having controlled the Utah game from beginning to end and not winning...."

    This is just silly.

    If BYU had controlled the game from beginning to end they would have won.

    They didn't.

    The harsh reality for BYU is that they failed to control Utah's rush on the final field goal attempt and as a result lost the game.

    Period. End of story.

  • belgie Tualatin, OR
    Dec. 14, 2010 9:12 a.m.

    Emery has nearly the same level of impact on the defensive side and as Fredette has on offense. Without him, BYU isn't nearly as good.

  • JustintimeY Boise, Id
    Dec. 14, 2010 9:02 a.m.

    Jackson Emery's game is a great complement to Fredette. Jackson is the hardest working defensive player. He gets two brake away steals a game that lead to easy layups at the other end. He usually guards the other teams quickest player. The Pac 10 is usually known for speed, athleticism. They had nothing on both Jimmer and Jackson who are both quick as cats Jackson an Jimmer on the floor at the same time as seniors is the glue that will help this team have a chance to make a deep run the the tourney.

  • dumprake Toquerville, UT
    Dec. 14, 2010 7:53 a.m.

    Speaking of the loss to Utah, the responsibility for that loss falls squarely on the shoulders of Robert Anae. His ridiculous play calling in the fourth quarter was the worst in BYU history, and yes, I'm still ticked about the loss because the game did not need to come down to a blocked field goal. Anae should apologize to the players, Bronco, the fans, and should probably get a medal from the Utah players and coaches for handing them a victory in a game they definitely should have lost.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Dec. 14, 2010 12:54 a.m.

    Hopefully after ucla he'll have some time to rest before conferance time. Maybe that is why he was having off time during Arizona game.

  • Y4LYFE Lubbock, TX
    Dec. 13, 2010 10:17 p.m.

    Hopefully BYU will too until after they play SDS, LV, NM. I know it's hard to be hidden with an all-american, top 25 rankings in nearly every statistic kept in NCAA know what, nevermind. BYU's program is too good to keep hidden.

    GO Y