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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Nov 17, 2016

The Professor breaks down the decision by the Seahawks to cut Christine Michael. Will Michael bring anything to the Green Bay Packers where he just signed? Also, who is in contention in the MVP race right now? What does Russell Wilson have to do to make himself the favorite? The Professor also breaks down the state of the NFC East. How good are the Cowboys? Are the Giants a legitimate contender? Can Washington make a run for the wild card? How good is Philadelphia? Other updates for teams across the league.

Nov 16, 2016

John Clayton gives his thoughts on why the Seahawks decided to completely cut ties with RB Christine Michael today. It also appears the Troymaine Pope might be signed off the practice squad as well. Plus, he posits a theory on why now the Rams will play Jared Goff at QB.

Nov 15, 2016

The Professor breaks down the Seahawks win over the Patriots including some of the big plays and big coaching decisions by both sides. Are the Seahawks the best team in the NFC now? Will they get a 1st round bye in the playoffs? Pete Carroll said Thomas Rawls will be back this weekend, how will the Seahawks RB situation play out for the rest of the season? Also, injury updates from across the NFL and a prediction for the Monday Night Football game between the Bengals and the Giants.

Nov 11, 2016

John Clayton joins the show and says he doesn't think the Patriots will blow out the Seahawks, even though he doesn't think the Hawks will win. Justin Houston has been activated from the PUP list, but won't make his 2016 debut this week. Will his return make the Chiefs the favorite to win the AFC West? Also, with the city of San Diego voting against funding a new stadium, which team's stadium deal is the NFL prioritizing first: San Diego's or Oakland's?

Nov 11, 2016

Does Richard Sherman deserve to be fined for running into Bills kicker Matt Carpenter? The Professor previews the upcoming game between the Seahawks and Patriots. How will Kam Chancellor's return change the Seahawks defense? Also, injury updates for other teams and predictions for games across the league. The Professor also mocks Jim Moore for being tempted to pick the Browns to cover the spread against the Baltimore Ravens.

Nov 10, 2016

The Seahawks are a 7.5 point underdog against the Patriots, the largest margin since Russell Wilson was a rookie, is Las Vegas underestimating the Seahawks? Does Tom Brady deserve MVP consideration right now? Will the Seahawks match better with the Patriots defense after the trade of Jamie Collins? Injury updates from across the league. Also, the initiative to fund a new stadium in San Diego for the Chargers was shot down, does this mean they're going to Los Angeles?

Nov 9, 2016

The Professor gives his opinion on the controversy over the poor officiating at the end of the first half that led to the Bills missing a field goal, should Richard Sherman have been penalized for colliding with kicker Matt Carpenter? Also, break down and analysis of the Seahawks Bills game. Will the Seahawks defense turn around once Kam Chancellor and Michael Bennett return? Also, analysis for teams across the NFL including the reasons behind the fall of the Vikings, Aaron Rodgers' struggles and the decline of the Los Angeles Rams.

Nov 5, 2016

The guys talk about the upcoming game between the Seahawks and Bills and the Professor gives his predictions. Also health and news updates from across the league. Will the Big Ben play this weekend? Who is going to start for the Cleveland Browns this weekend? How good has Joey Bosa been playing and can he keep it up? The Professor also gives predictions for several NFL games across the country.

Nov 4, 2016

The Professor gives his take on why the Seahawks are consistently penalized so much more than their opponents as well as a break down of the upcoming game between the Seahawks and the Bills. Is Big Ben exaggerating an injury again? Has Golden Tate turned his season around? What is the Rams quarterback situation? Yesterday, the Cubs ended a 108 year championship drought, which NFL team is most likely to end a multi-decade championship drought this season?

Nov 3, 2016

Was Percy Harvin a bust? And does the Professor think he will play on Monday against the Seahawks? Can Bobby Wagner be a Hall of Famer? What's wrong with the Vikings? Does Cam Newton have the right to complain about the lack of roughing the passer calls for him? How long until Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley gets fired? Other news and injury updates from across the NFL. Is the NFL going to change overtime rules to stop ties from happening in the regular season?

Nov 2, 2016

Percy Harvin is coming out of retirement, how big a factor will he be when the Bills play the Seahawks next Monday? Will the Seahawks make a move to resign Troymaine Pope? What can the NFL do to help improve officiating and are too many penalties being called? Updates on Trent Williams' suspension, Alex Smith's injuries and Josh Norman's controversial post game comments. The Professor also reacts to the recently released College Football Playoff standings that currently place the University of Washington outside of the four team playoff.

Nov 1, 2016

Who is the best team in the NFC right now? The Professor's take on the controversial officiating in the Seahawks 25-20 loss to the Saints. Will the Seahawks offense improve down the stretch? A preview of the upcoming game between the Seahawks and the Bills. Analysis of the of the surprising trade of linebacker Jamie Collins from the Patriots to the Browns. How much trouble are the Arizona Cardinals in? More news and injury updates from NFL teams across the country.

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?

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