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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Jun 30, 2017

With the Seahawks having a very deep receiving core, will Jermaine Kearse remain a Seahawk? The Professor shares his thoughts on his future. He also discusses other Seahawks news, as well as Dorial Green-Beckham, the 49ers, the odd Jordan Hicks injury, which rookie QB has the best chance to start, and all of the latest NFL buzz.

Jun 29, 2017

The Professor joins Danny, Dave and Moore to discuss Russell Wilson's diet and how he will be able to keep up the meal plan and keep down the weight. He also gives his thoughts on Aaron Rodgers, Nick Fairley's heart, potential contract extensions for high profile players, the idea of Brett Favre as a coach, and many more NFL stories.

Jun 29, 2017

With former Ravens linebacker Zack Orr announcing he's coming out of retirement, The Professor discusses whether or not he can be successful and if a team will take a chance on him, despite the severe neck injury. He also gives his insight on the NFC West, the Houston Texans, Chip Kelly, and many more NFL stories.

Jun 27, 2017

Vince Young is outraged that Ryan Fitzpatrick is still making money. The Professor shares his opinion on the situation. He also discusses Trumaine Johnson failing to sign an extension with the Rams, as well as Bobby Wagner, Bruce Irvin, the Seahawks receiving core, and much more NFL news.

Jun 26, 2017

The Professor joins Danny and Dave to share his insight on the recovery of Teddy Bridgewater and if he will be able to play this season. He also discusses Michael Floyd violating the terms of his house arrest, Cam Newton starting to throw the football, Paxton Lynch beginning to compete for a starting QB job, and much more NFL news.

Jun 23, 2017

Now that Derek Carr has been locked up for the next 5 years by the Raiders, which QB will receive an extension next? Matthew Stafford? Kirk Cousins? John Clayton talks contracts with Danny, Dave and Moore. Also, how likely is it that Marshawn Lynch and the Raiders square off against the Seahawks in the upcoming Super Bowl? The Professor also touches on rookie contracts around the league, whether or not NFL drafts will become more unpredictable, as well as the New York Giants and Seahawks.

Jun 22, 2017

John Clayton joins Danny, Dave and Moore to discuss the new extension that has now been finalized for Derek Carr. He also gives his opinions on the firing of Chiefs GM Jon Dorsey, the passing of Frank Kush, Russell Wilson's weight, and much more news from around the league.

Jun 21, 2017

John Clayton joins Danny, Dave and Moore to discuss Matthew Stafford and Derek Carr being close to signing record contracts. Are they worth the money? He also touches on Russell Wilson, Kirk Cousins, Andrew Luck and much more NFL news.

Jun 20, 2017

The Professor joins Danny, Dave and Moore to discuss Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, including how long they can continue to play at the pace that they have been over the past couple of seasons. He later discusses Frank Clark, Richard Sherman, Blair Walsh, and other lingering stories from around the NFL.

Jun 19, 2017

With the Titans adding yet another weapon to their receiving core in Eric Decker, The Professor discusses what value he will bring to Tennessee. John Clayton also discusses Tom Brady's desire to play in China, Rob Gronkowski, and much more.

Jun 15, 2017

The Professor discusses the Seahawks offseason up to this point, including what he has liked, what improvements he would like to see, players in contract years, and the depth of the wide receivers and running backs. He also talks about Greg Robinson, the recovery of Jaylon Smith, the future of Patrick Mahomes, and much more. 

Jun 14, 2017

The Professor discusses Kam Chancellor's potential contract extension, including when it may occur and if it benefits him. He also discusses other news from Seahawks Minicamp, as well as the new injury of top draft selection Myles Garrett.

Jun 12, 2017

It's the Professor! John Clayton joins Danny, Dave and Moore to discuss the daily Seahawks and NFL news. With Eddie Lacy making another weight incentive, what does he need to do from here? He also discusses Seahawks Minicamp, Jeremy Maclin to the Ravens, and Odell Beckham Jr. showing up to Giants Minicamp.

Jun 9, 2017

After talking with Tom Cable at OTAs, John Clayton explains why there's reason to be optimistic about the Seahawks' offensive line this year. With Thomas Rawls fighting hard to keep his starting job, what does the RB depth chart look like heading into camp? Plus, the Professor takes a look into the future of the Seahawks' starters at safety.

Jun 8, 2017

John Clayton, "The Professor," talks about how he thinks the Raiders have the best chance of winning the AFC West with the addition of Lynch. Also, do the Jets have the worst roster in the NFL this season? The Professor gives his take on that and more.

Jun 6, 2017

John Clayton, "The Professor," joins Danny, Dave and Moore at the VMAC to talk about Marshawn Lynch's recent press conference and move to Oakland. In addition, Clayton predicts the five best receivers on the Seahawks this year. 

Jun 5, 2017

John Clayton breaks down the Seahawks' decision to sign Austin Davis over Colin Kaepernick, and what the move means for Trevone Boykin. The Professor discusses his initial impressions of John Lynch as the 49ers GM, Dez Bryant's desire to return kicks, and Dean Blandino's departure from the NFL officiating crew.

Jun 2, 2017

The Professor gives his initial impressions of Seahawks' OTAs, including the status of Earl Thomas, Tyler Lockett, and Luke Joeckel. With a Kaepernick deal looking less and less likely, John Clayton considers other teams that could benefit from his services. He also discusses the Ezekiel Elliott investigation and he predicts the NFC South standings.

Jun 2, 2017

With Seahawks OTA's just around the corner, The Professor gives his scoop on who they should keep an eye on, including the young wide receivers and the incredibly deep running back core. He also touches on Christine Michael, the torn ACL of Tavon Young, and much more.

Jun 1, 2017

With some close to Pete Carroll reporting that the Seahawks are not expected to sign Colin Kaepernick, John Clayton offers his perspective on the ongoing story. He then discusses who he thinks is likely to be the most improved NFL QB next season. Carson Wentz? Marcus Mariota? And, what's the latest on Derek Carr's extension? The Professor weighs in. Plus, he talks about parting ways with ESPN.