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 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.

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.

Aug 31, 2016

John Clayton gives us an update on Teddy Bridgewater who has suffered a horrible leg injury that ends his season. He also thinks there's no way Troymaine Pope makes the Seahawks over Alex Collins.

Aug 30, 2016

It's an abbreviated "Cold Hard Facts" as the Professor looks at the chances of Patrick Lewis being traded and a possible veteran brought in at QB.

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