John Clayton's Cold Hard Facts

No one knows more about the NFL than “The Professor” John Clayton. A ubiquitous presence on ESPN, he’s an analyst, commentator, and human database of all things football. Get the latest lowdown on the league live every weekday at 4pm on 710 ESPN Seattle.
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Sep 30, 2016

John Clayton talks about Byron Maxwell is getting benched by the Dolphins in tonight's game, Josh Gordon puts his career on hold to go to rehab, and Johnny Manziel is going back to school.

Sep 29, 2016

John Clayton talks about what the Seahawks expect from CJ Spiller and what his acquisition means for the timetable on CJ Procise's return. Also, John says since the Seahawks haven't added a QB to their roster, it means Russell will start against the Jets.

Sep 28, 2016

John Clayton talks about Austin Seferian-Jenkins getting picked up by the Jets after the Bucs waived him following a second DUI arrest. Also, how much different would the game look if the Seahawks decided to start Trevone Boykin over Wilson?

Sep 24, 2016

John Clayton gives us his expectations of the 49ers/Seahawks matchup. He also thinks the Seahawks will win, but not cover the 9-point spread.

Sep 21, 2016

The Professor explains why the Seahawks may have been 'picked on' by refs for getting 3 offensive pass interference calls (which most teams have as a SEASON average) because they saw something in the way the receivers react to defenders. He also talks about Charlie Whitehurst coming back to the league with the Cleveland Browns.

Sep 20, 2016

John Clayton says the Seahawks have most likely already appealed the league's decision to fine the coaches and take away a 5th round pick, so no more recourse remains. He also says it's concerning that in two games the Seahawks have only put up 15 points and an O-Line move may be what they need.

Sep 17, 2016

John Clayton joins the guys briefly to ponder how the news of J'Marcus Webb missing practice and how that may change the O-Line for the Seahawks. Also, will Todd Gurley be out for the Rams?

Sep 15, 2016

John Clayton talks about how Tharold Simon’s departure and pickup by the Arizona Cardinals could effect them in the future. Also the professor takes a look at Dak Prescott’s first game as the Cowboys QB.

Sep 14, 2016

John Clayton breaks down whether the Rams are that bad or are the 49ers that good after last night's game? Jacksonville RB Chris Ivory is out of hospital, is there a timetable on his return? Also who was the biggest week 1 surprise player?

Sep 13, 2016

John Clayton talks about the Seahawks opener and how Russell Wilson ankle injury could impact next week's matchup with the Rams. He also says Arizona not being able to beat New England with Jimmy Garoppolo at QB was inexcusable.

Sep 10, 2016

John Clayton gives us his thoughts on what the Seahawks plan is at right guard on Sunday? Will that impact who they decide to play at center? Christine Michael will get the start, so how many carries does Thomas Rawls get?

Sep 9, 2016

John Clayton talks about how much of an impact the Germain Ifedi injury will have on the Seahawks O-Line. He also gives his pick for tonight's season opener between Denver and Carolina.

Sep 8, 2016

John Clayton talks about some deals that got done and we learn a lot about the Drew Brees contract (because Dave wasn't listening). John also talks about what lies ahead for the Patriots in week 1 with Jimmy (or is it Janeane) Garoppolo facing Arizona.

Sep 7, 2016

John Clayton gives us the latest from around the NFL, such as explaining why #1 pick Jared Goff is inactive. How long will Shaun Hill be the starter in Minnesota and why are the Vikings favorites on the road against the Titans?

Sep 3, 2016

John Clayton takes a look around the league and goes over some possibly surprising cuts and where those players could end up. Even though he struggled, Clayton thinks Trevone Boykin will remain the Seahawks backup.

Sep 1, 2016

John Clayton joins us and tells us the Seahawks who will be fighting for a roster spot in tomorrow's pre-season finale. He also speculates on the futures of QB's Colin Kaepernick and Mark Sanchez.