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Can some one please sum up what this means? I've seen this term used before and still am not understanding what is the benefit versus having "normal" or fat ankles. I've seen many fat ankled folks.
DEON SANDERS SAYS GREAT CORNERS HAVE TO HAVE SKINNY ANKLES. MENTIONED IT AT THE ARMY ALL AMERICAN BOWL
people with small ankles tend to have more agility....
always thought dareus had skinny ankles for a 600 pound gorilla
Skinny ankles are often associated with a "high calf". You know the guys/gals with skinny lower legs that go up to a knot of a calf just below the knee. Go to the gym and look at the "leapers". Most of them will have lower legs that fit in this category. There are exceptions, usually the guys monster calves and normal, not fat ankles are the non-skinny ankle leapers. You want the "leapers" for a reason, they are usually the ones with a pre-dominance of fast-twitch muscle fibers and that is what you want in a football player. They will never be elite at cross-country or any other endurance event, but they can explode off the ball and have a quick burst to close the gap.
I was always told it was my big feet that made me slow. (size 12) Johnny Footbal wears a freaking size 15! (which is amazing because he's not that big) Guess I'll have to come up with another theory. Thick ankles............ yeah thats the ticket!
Some have speed and some don't. Certain shape of legs may be the case for most fast people but certainly not all.
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JF is a freak because of his ankles and feet. Amazing balance with skinny ankles, to go along with his great vision.
Also skinny ankles is the reason for Derrick Henry having a chance to play RB even though he is 6'3 245, most people that size will have a thicker build, thats why him and Darius Paige are freaks for their size.
Finally figured out how such an ugly guy always has so many dimes around (G)
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It means a lot of different things, but one of the keys scouts are looking for these days is ankle flexibility. Guys that have skinny ankles that have flexibility in their ankles to cut. Think Dwight Freeney.
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yep...it makes sense now
It's associated with the natural body type of a player. Some guys play at weights that aren't natural for them. Ever seen a guy that played corner or running back years later and he's huge or a lineman that is all of a sudden skinny? Your ankles are one of a few places that can't be "built up" or gain weight. A lot of people think Ingram will be prone to gain weight later in his career for this reason because his lower legs are huge. Like a previous poster said, it has everything to do with agility. A person that has skinny ankles has the right body type to play corner because they won't be prone to gaining weight and slowing down. Kirkpatrick is the perfect example. This is one of the things the coaching staff looks at to know what weight program to put players on. Body types! Notice our taller RB roster now? Not a coincidence.
Someone with skinny ankles moves a lot better than someone with cankles. Fact.
Some coaching rhetoric for you: ou want skinny ankles, high calves, a high butt, bow legs and a "sway" back. You also are looking for athletes that have a lot of "twitch" ... or fast-twitch muscle action. Get all that, and you've got a Moseley, Milliner, Kirkpatrick, etc.
Remember - bow legs, sway back and twitch.
This is pretty much spot on. Actually worked out with my buddy's son at the gym last night. He played football and ran track (top 5 at Georgia State Meet in 2011 & 2012 in 110m hurdles, 300m hurdles, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay) at a local high school. Currently at Hutchinson Jr College and redshirting as a freshmen. We had this very discussion last night because he said he wanted bigger calves. My response was why?....explained to him that smaller joints and longer Achilles Tendon was associated with speed & explosion. Thus, he should be content with getting stronger and more explosive but there was no need for his calves to be bigger. Kid is about 6'0", 185 and runs high 4.3x hand-time, 36-37 inch vertical and he has the skinny ankles, long Achilles/high calf.
Video of aforementioned:
Look at some of the great leapers and track/speed guys of all time....most have the skinny ankles, long Achilles.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by BamaBornDukie 18 months ago
You get out of it what you put into it!
I have small ankles (g)
I have skinny ankles and move like a cheetah.
"Nobody makes me bleed my own blood, nobody!"
I have skinny ankles and I fall over alot
Equilibriums override skinny ankles.
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