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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Feb 28, 2017

Before he heads to Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine, The Professor makes sure to fill us in on all the new contracts and franchise tags being given out around the league, which includes a few big names like Antonio Brown and Jason Pierre-Paul. Plus, hear about some potential acquisitions the Seahawks could be making once free agency talks kick in next week, and who they could be eyeing to take in the draft.

Feb 25, 2017

The Seahawks were awarded two compensatory picks in the draft, both in the third round, which is good news for Seattle fans. Which areas could they improve upon now that they have more options in the draft? Which free agents could we still see leave the Hawks? The Professor fills us in on the new rule changes regarding these picks while he also breaks down other free agent news and coaching shifts around the league.

Feb 24, 2017

With NFL free agency starting to take shape, "The Professor" talks offensive tackles with Danny, Dave and Moore and who would be a good fit for Seattle. he also talks about how much money Falcons' cornerback Desmond Trufant is worth, which free agents the Arizona Cardinals will lose, how much money the NFL made with the game in Mexico, and more.

Feb 23, 2017

The Professor talks about Jay Cutler's chances of getting traded, the strength of the upcoming draft class in terms of running backs, which includes whether or not Christian McCaffrey could fit in with the Seahawks. Plus, what Bill Belichick is up to this offseason, which former athletes have made great executives and many more offseason rumors and moves.

Feb 22, 2017

"The Professor" joins the Danny, Dave and Moore show to talk about what the Patriots will do with Jimmy Garoppolo, if James Harrison will return to the Steelers, an update on Colin Kaepernick, Mike Tolbert got cut by the Panthers, and more.

Feb 18, 2017

John takes a break from monitoring all the internet technicians at his house to deliver his daily dose of Cold Hard Facts. With John Elway about to come on the show himself, The Professor provides his take on the quarterback situation in Denver and the odds Elway could make a move for Tony Romo. There are plenty of free agents who could be on the move, so John lets us know who he thinks could end up where, and more.

Feb 17, 2017

"The Professor" joins the Danny, Dave and Moore show and talks about Dave Krieg's Hall of Fame chances, which free agent tackles Seattle will go after, the best spot for Tony Romo to end up, Darrelle Revis' arrest, and more.

Feb 16, 2017

The Professor provides a few updates on players getting franchise tags around the league, plus potential quarterback moves which include Jay Cutler's potential to land in San Francisco. He then goes over his thoughts on the NFL combine and where he thinks UW standouts like John Ross, and other college prospects, will fall in the draft.

Feb 15, 2017

John Clayton joins the Danny, Dave and Moore show to talk about the changes on the Seahawks' coaching staff, the Seahawks not going to be penalized for the Richard Sherman injury report fiasco, Cliff Avril's surgery, Robert Kraft's stolen Super Bowl ring, and more.

Feb 14, 2017

The Professor joins Dave and Jim to discuss what he likes about the NFL offseason and what he misses. He has plenty of news in terms of potential free agent moves that we could see soon, including a few big name quarterbacks.

Feb 11, 2017

The Professor has some news on how the Seahawks roster is shaping up, an update on Tyler Lockett's recovery from his broken leg, and Bobby Wagner winning the Seattle sports person of the year award. Plus an NFL draft preview, more offseason news like Wade Philips' move to become the defensive coordinator in LA and much more.

Feb 10, 2017

"The Professor" John Clayton joins Danny, Dave and Moore and talks about the Blair Walsh signing, which veteran quarterback will run the 49ers offense, Terrell Owens' Hall of Fame chances, and more.

Feb 9, 2017

The Professor gives us his reaction to the Falcons' coaching changes and lets us know who he thinks will fill the vacancies in Atlanta. Some potential rule changes in the NFL and what they could mean, how Kyle Shanahan's San Francisco 49ers are shaping up, and what's going to happen with the Seahawks' free agents.

Feb 8, 2017

"The Professor" joins Danny, Dave and Moore for the first time since the Super Bowl to talk about how Kyle Shanahan cost Atlanta the game with his play calls, how fatigued Atlanta's defense was, the Seahawks not likely not getting a severe penalty for the Richard Sherman's absence on the injury report, Kenny Easley making the Hall of Fame and more.

Feb 7, 2017

The Professor is caught up traveling back from Houston so the guys are joined by Herm Edwards who shares his take on yesterday's game.

Feb 4, 2017

John Clayton gives us the rundown on the energy levels in Houston as fans and the like start to arrive in Texas. He provides some injury updates for both the Falcons and Patriots, and discusses his upcoming vote for the next Hall of Fame class. Plus, now that Michael Vick has officially announced his retirement, The Professor breaks down what his career means for both the league and city of Atlanta.

Feb 3, 2017

"The Professor" joins Danny, Dave and Moore to discuss where Tony Romo will play next season, who the Patriots will look to stop on the Falcons' offense, if Eric Berry will get a long-term deal, and more.

Feb 2, 2017

The Professor has his hands full in Houston leading up to the Super Bowl, but that means he has some valuable insight on everything from the Raiders stalled move to Las Vegas, the upcoming Hall of Fame class, whether or not Gary Kubiak will return to coaching next year, if Dwight Freeney is about to play his last game, John's prediction for Sunday's game and more.  

Feb 1, 2017

"The Professor" joins Danny, Dave and Moore from the Super Bowl in Houston to talk about how the Falcons' defense will handle Tom Brady and the Patriots, what Rex Ryan's future is, what the Seahawks will do with Kam Chancellor's contract, and more.