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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May 12, 2016

John Clayton joins us on his birthday and talks about the retirement of Ricardo Lockette and says it's not surprising. Also there's a German player on the Vikings roster this year and Danny is excited he has an umlaut in his name.

May 11, 2016

John Clayton talks about the 'long awaited' return of Sam Bradford to the Eagles. Also the Seahawks are transitioning from being Marshawn's team to Russell Wilson's team.

May 10, 2016

John Clayton talks about the backup QB for the Seahawks and how Tavaris Jackson is dragging his feet in re-signing with the team. Also he says the team has a lot more depth following the draft than they did last year as they are at least two deep at every position.

May 5, 2016

John Clayton talks about what he hopes to see in rookie mini-camp and what his favorite Best Mode memories are

May 5, 2016

John Clayton talks about the risk around drafting Myles Jack was a bit overblown as he was given a clean bill of health by the Jaguars today. Also, how to the Seahawks new RB candidates fit into the team's plans?

May 4, 2016

John Clayton continues to update us on how certain teams handled their drafts and who could be a surprise once the season starts. Also, we learn why people wear Crocs.

May 3, 2016

John Clayton breaks down the Seahawks draft and why so manyoffensive players were taken. He also weighs in on the Brownsdraft, and thinks the Cowboys don't have a cohesive way they aredrafting. Plus Tampa Bay drafts a kicker with an extra second roundpick and both Jim and the Professor love it

Apr 28, 2016

John Clayton gave us his take on a baseball move, with Howard Lincoln stepping down as CEO and John Stanton will take over. Back to football, is Denver in hot pursuit of Sam Bradford and are there any draft surprises left?

Apr 26, 2016

John Clayton talks about Tom Brady's suspension being reinstated by the NFL and what Brady's next move might be (yep, the Supreme Court is possible). Plus, the Professor talks about the kind of QB Sam Bradford might have been had he been healthy his whole career.

Apr 23, 2016

John Clayton talks about the likelihood of former Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman (considered by many to be as good or better than Richard Sherman) signing with either the Redskins or Saints.

Apr 19, 2016

John Clayton says there is absolutely nothing wrong with the Seahawks bringing back Brandon Browner. It's a minimum deal and he can easily be cut if things don't work out.

Apr 15, 2016

John Clayton talks about the big trade between the Rams and Titans, giving LA the first overall pick. John says QB Carson Wentz will most likely be the pick. Also Percy Harvin announced his retirement today.

Apr 14, 2016

John Clayton tells us about the bit of shocking news that the New England Patriots cut their former 2014 first-round pick Dominique Easley due to nagging injuries. Also Kam Chancellor shouldn't be a distraction this year.

Apr 12, 2016

John Clayton gives us the latest on Josh Gordon failing another drug test that will cost him at least half a season assuming he can get reinstated in the NFL after that. He would be a free agent after the season had he been playing, but now he's 6 years away because of a contract stipulation. Also Jason Pierre-Paul gets a new contract from the Giants and tells a disturbing story about seeing exposed ligaments in his hand following the fireworks explosion.

Apr 12, 2016

John Clayton talks about Browns WR Josh Gordon failing a 3rd drug test, basically ending his NFL career. The Professor thinks Carson Wentz from North Dakota State may edge Jared Goff from Cal as the 1st QB taken in the draft.

Apr 9, 2016

John Clayton talks about Marvin Lewis of the Cincinnati Bengals getting a contract extension after having out of control players in their playoff game. Plus, there's no way Johnny Manziel plays in Denver.

Apr 8, 2016

John Clayton talks about the 'Big Day' in the NFL as the pre-season schedule has been released. Plus, is Gary Kubiak serious when he says the Broncos should consider Johnny Manziel at QB?

Apr 7, 2016

John Clayton talks about RGIII's first press conference since signing with Cleveland. Plus the Professor gives us his list on coaches on the hot seat.

Apr 6, 2016

John Clayton lets us know that Twitter paid a huge chunk of change to live stream the Thursday night broadcasts. The kicker is the graphics will not have their names on screen, but the players' Twitter handles! Also, are players that go to big programs actually at a slight disadvantage at being a high draft pick?

Apr 5, 2016

John Clayton joins the show and gives us the latest on Colin Kaepernick. Also some suspended players such as Aldon Smith and Josh Gordon still have to be reinstated by the league. Plus, kicker talk? Thanks Jim.

Apr 2, 2016

John Clayton talks about the importance of the Seahawks signing Chris Clemons today and what he will mean to the defense. While Colin Kaepernick's contract was renewed, there is still a slight chance he ends up somewhere else, possibly Denver.

Apr 1, 2016

John Clayton lets us know that Colin Kaepernick's contract with the 49ers has become guaranteed which basically cements his fate as their starting QB this season. What are the chances he bounces back? Plus, arm length is very important for defenders, just ask Richard Sherman.

Mar 31, 2016

John Clayton says the 'vote of confidence' Mike Shanahan gave RGIII now that he's no longer with the team is more of a political statement rather than an actual endorsement. Also, could Walter Thurmond be retiring already?

Mar 30, 2016

John Clayton gives us the latest on Colin Kaepernick and Chip Kelly. He also addressed how the team handled Russell Okung's free agency

Mar 29, 2016

The guys are live in Peoria, Arizona! John Clayton kicks things off and after a few technical difficulties we learn about some remaining running back candidates still on the market we learn that Robert Nkemdiche had a good pro day as well

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