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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Jul 28, 2017

With the Seahawks being busy today, resigning Marcel Reece, signing Marcus Smith, and trading Kevin Pierre-Louis to the Chiefs for linebacker DJ Alexander, The Professor explains why these moves were necessary. He also goes into detail about the rest of the Seahawks roster, Ryan Mallett, Aaron Donald, and much more lingering NFL buzz.

Jul 27, 2017

With Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco dealing with a back issue, The Professor shares his opinion on the injury, and if the Ravens will now go after Colin Kaepernick. He also discusses the recent CTE study, several members on the Dallas Cowboys, and much more NFL news.

Jul 27, 2017

With Steelers running back LeVeon Bell asking to be paid like a combination of a number one running back and receiver, The Professor gives his take on the matter. He also talks Lucky Whitehead being claimed by the Jets, the Allen Barbre trade, the extension of Everson Griffen, Teddy Bridgewater being placed on the PUP list, and many more NFL stories.

Jul 25, 2017

The Professor gives insight on his list of top 10 QB's coming into the 2017 season with Danny, Dave and Moore. He also looks into Brandon Linder's new contract, and how it will effect the Seahawks when Justin Britt becomes a free agent, along with the latest on Lucky Whitehead.

Jul 21, 2017

With Kam Chancellor becoming a free agent after 2017, The Professor discusses what he thinks the Seahawks should do with him. He also talks Pacman Jones, Michael Oher, Anquan Boldin, Randy Moss, and all of the recent NFL news.

Jul 20, 2017

With Michael Oher being cut by the Carolina Panthers due to off the field issues and injuries, The Professor shares his thoughts on the move, and if there are issues in the front office in Carolina. He also talks about Chris Johnson, Trai Turner's contract extension, Greg Olsen, KJ Wright, Jaylon Smith's rehab process, and more lingering NFL buzz.

Jul 19, 2017

With Kirk Cousins failing to reach an extension with the Redskins, John Clayton gives his opinion on whether or not this was a good move, and what this means for Cousins. He also discusses Marty Hurney as the interim Panthers GM, Ezekiel Elliott's bar fight, the injury to Chargers rookie receiver Mike Williams, Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons, and all of the latest NFL stories.

Jul 17, 2017

With the Panthers firing their GM David Gettleman just two years after a Super Bowl appearance, The Professor displays his opinion on the matter. He also looks into Ezekiel Elliott's bar fight, players on franchise contracts, such as Kirk Cousins, LeVeon Bell, and Trumaine Johnson, and more of the recent NFL buzz.

Jul 13, 2017

With Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer in the news again with both his right eye and his comments about Michael Floyd, The Professor dissects the topic. He also shares his thoughts on Tom Cable, the Seahawks offensive line and running backs, coaches who have coached in both college and the NFL, and all of the latest NFL stories.

Jul 12, 2017

The Professor joins Danny, Dave and Moore to break down the Seahawks defensive line, particularly the defensive ends between Bennett, Avril, Frank Clark, and Malik McDowell. He also talks NFL salaries, a potential strike, the LA Rams, and all other things relating to the NFL.

Jul 11, 2017

With Calvin Johnson coming out and saying the performance of the Lions was a large reason for his retirement, The Professor displays his insight on the matter. He also discusses Todd Merinovich coming out of retirement, Colin Kaepernick, the comments made by Marcus Peters about Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks running game, and more NFL buzz.

Jul 10, 2017

With Marshawn Lynch in the headlines again, can he be a big contributor to the Raiders in 2017? The Professor gives his takes on the subject and whether or not he can rush for 1,000 yards. He also shares his knowledge on Brett Veach, Cam Newton needing to quicken his release, Ezekiel Elliott, Reuben Foster, and all of the latest NFL stories.

Jul 7, 2017

With Budda Baker looking to start in the Cardinals defensive backfield this season, The Professor discusses how productive he thinks the former UW safety will be in his rookie year. He also shares his takes on the rest of the Cardinals team, Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, the Broncos QB battle, Myles Garrett, and all of the latest NFL buzz.

Jul 6, 2017

With training camp coming up quickly, the competition for the Seahawks third cornerback will be under a close watch. Who will grasp the job? Shaquill Griffin? Neiko Thorpe? DeAndre Elliott? The Professor shares his insight. He also discusses LeVeon Bell, contract extensions, the rise in annual salary for quarterbacks, the two LA football teams, and all of the latest NFL news.

Jul 5, 2017

With Damien Wilson getting arrested for aggravated assault and Dak Prescott being accused of using a machine for his autographs, John Clayton shares his thoughts on the news with Danny and Jim. Where will the Cowboys turn from here at linebacker? He also discusses the stories of the Arizona Cardinals, including them potentially drafting Luke Falk in 2018, as well as DeForest Buckner, RG3, Colin Kaepernick, and many more trending NFL stories.