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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Oct 29, 2016

How bad is Michael Bennett's injury? What does it mean for the upcoming game on Sunday and for the outlook of the rest of the Seahawks' season? Do the Seahawks need to look for more defensive line depth right now? Could Jordan Hill come back? What should we expect from George Fant against the Saints? Analysis and predictions for other NFL games this weekend. The Professor makes fun of Jim for picking the Cleveland Browns to win this weekend. How bad is Brock Osweiler?

Oct 28, 2016

How bad is Russell Wilson's new pectoral injury? How are the Seahawks going to adjust their game plan to compensate for this injury? How will it affect Russell Wilson's ability to throw? What is the biggest reason the Seahawks run game has struggled? What gives the Seahawks better odds to win, holding the Saints' offense to less than 20 points or scoring more than 20 points on the Saints' defense? Updates from across the NFL including Gus Bradley's job status, CJ Anderson's knee injury and a preview of the Thursday Night Football match up between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans.

Oct 26, 2016

Is Bradley Sowell going to play this week? The Professor's take on Bruce Arians' complaints about players hurdling the long snapper on field goal attempts. Alshon Jeffery trade rumors, the LA Rams quarterback situation and Dez Bryant's return. Is Teddy Bridgewater ever going to play in the NFL again?

Oct 26, 2016

Will the Seahawks make a big trade for a left tackle to help improve their offensive line situation? Will Russell Wilson ever be able to run the ball effectively for the rest of the season? Also, updates across the NFL including league wide trade rumors, the state of the Green Bay Packers running game and a recap of the Monday Night Football game between the Broncos and the Texans. Lastly, the Professor's thoughts on Chris Hansen's new arena deal.

Oct 25, 2016

The Professor talks about other ties in NFL history and how yesterday's tie compares to these other games. How impressive was the Seahawks defense yesterday? Was it historically great? An update on the Seahawks' left tackle situation including the latest updates on Bradley Sowell's injury status and potential trade targets. Also a preview of the New Orleans Saints and how the Seahawks match up with them. The Professor also gives updates for players and teams across the rest of the NFL.

Oct 22, 2016

How serious is Kam Chancellor's injury and how many more games will he miss? Will John Brown play against the Seahawks? Should the Seahawks be more concerned about the Cardinals explosive offense or stingy defense? Why is Tyrann Mathieu struggling this year? More updates on the Josh Brown domestic violence situation as well as updates on injury situations from around the NFL.

Oct 21, 2016

The Professor gives updates on injuries on the Seahawks and the Cardinals and how the Seahawks offense matches up with the Cardinals defense. Is there tension in the Jets' locker room? Why is that team falling apart? When will Aaron Rodgers start performing like an elite quarterback this season? The latest on the Josh Brown domestic abuse situation and what punishment awaits him. Will Jared Goff be getting playing time for the Rams any time soon? Also, other news and injury updates from across the NFL.

Oct 20, 2016

Updates on the potential move of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. The health status of Ben Roethlisberger. What was Jim thinking picking the Browns over the Patriots? Are the Panthers ruined this year? The latest news on Geno Smith being named a starter. An outlook for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Trevone Boykin's weird tweet.

Oct 19, 2016

How serious is the NFL about moving the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas? What is outlook for the Arizona Cardinals season? Is there a quarterback controversy brewing in Dallas? What's wrong with Aaron Rodgers?

Oct 15, 2016

Injury updates across the NFL. How will the AFC West play out for the rest of the season? How bad are the Cleveland Browns? Are the Oakland Raiders going to move to Las Vegas? Which team will be impacted more by the weather in Seattle on Sunday and who does "The Professor" think will win the game?

Oct 14, 2016

The Professor gives an outlook of teams across the NFL including the Panthers, Bengals and Bills.  A preview of the Thursday Night Football match up between the Chargers and Broncos. Should Russell Wilson be the front runner for the MVP?  Who else is in the running right now?

Oct 13, 2016

John Clayton talks about Cam Newton's return to practice clearing concussion protocol and getting to play this weekend. Also Richard Sherman spoke at length today and thinks it's about time for a defensive MVP. The Professor shares his thoughts on that.

Oct 12, 2016

John Clayton tells us all about Colin Kaepernick getting the start for the 49ers and whether or not his contract was altered. Also, Carson Palmer has been cleared to play this week against the Jets, can the Cardinals keep their playoff hopes alive?

Oct 11, 2016

John Clayton gives Jim the obligatory hard time for thinking Cleveland being 10 points might have been a good bet. Also the Professor breaks down the Atlanta Falcons and their win over Denver in Denver.

Oct 8, 2016

John Clayton gives what is probably the best reason for NFL ratings being down: more people watching games on phones and portable devices. Over saturation of football could also be a factor. John also says the 49ers have restructured Colin Kaepernick's deal in such a way that will allow them to not be on the hook for next season if he gets hurt, which opens the door for him to play.

Oct 7, 2016

John Clayton gives a final preview of the SF/Arizona matchup tonight which could end the Cardinals playoff hopes with a loss. Also, Golden Tate got benched by the Lions, are his skills declining already?

Oct 6, 2016

John Clayton talks about the overkill of referees flagging players for excessive celebrations. He says even Steelers coach Mike Tomlin doesn't know why the flag was thrown and he's on the competition committee. He says that the injury to Arizona QB Carson Palmer could mean they lose to San Francisco on Thursday night.

Oct 5, 2016

John Clayton talks about how Seattle's defense in 2016 compares to the 2013 Super Bowl team. What is the deal with all the 'showboat' penalties the NFL is calling? Also why is Minnesota so good right now?

Oct 4, 2016

John Clayton joins the show and talks about what he saw on the sidelines in Arizona with Carson Palmer's concussion protocol. He recaps the Seahawks win and talks about the key moments in the game.

Oct 1, 2016

John Clayton gives us a final break down of what the Seahawks will need to do in order to get a road win over the New York Jets. The Jets suffered a major blow as WR Eric Decker will be out with a rotator cuff injury. The Professor will be the sideline reporter at the Cardinals/Rams game and gives us a preview of that game.