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 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.

Jan 31, 2017

The 49ers hiring of John Lynch as their new GM is certainly a curious one, which harkens back to the Lions hiring of Matt Millen (which ended in disaster). John buys Danny's theory that Mike Shanahan (not Kyle) will have serious control over player personnel. Also, the way Richard Sherman played in the Pro Bowl, may actually help the Seahawks in their punishment for not reporting his injury.

Jan 28, 2017

What would it mean for these Patriots players to win a championship after Tom Brady's suspension at the beginning of the year? And will the NFL take similar action against the Steelers for not reporting Le'Veon Bell's injury as they might take against the Seahawks for Richard Sherman's injury? It's a tricky situation and that the professor breaks down. Plus, he looks at continuing personnel changes around the NFL and much more. 

Jan 27, 2017

"The Professor" joins Danny, Dave and Moore to talk about the future of Kirk Cousins and Andrew Luck, as well as what he thinks of the Seattle Mariners in 2017, the loss of a Seahawks' assistant coach, and more.

Jan 26, 2017

John Clayton talks about the difference between Richard Sherman's knee injury and Le'Veon Bell's groin problem, and how both of their teams' lack of disclosure could have different implications. Then, who has a spot in the next Hall of Fame class?

Jan 25, 2017

"The Professor" John Clayton joins Danny, Dave and Moore to talk about whether the 49ers are making the correct decision in waiting for Kyle Shanahan, if Deshaun Watson will go first overall, whether he should be at the Senior Bowl, what the remaining General Manager vacancies look like, and more. 

Jan 24, 2017

The Professor shares his insights from attending the AFC championship game, including how big Chris Hogan came up for the Pats on Sunday. Doug Baldwin is headed to the Pro Bowl, and although the Packers came up short, Jordy Nelson was quite courageous just to suit up against the Falcons.

Jan 21, 2017

What would it look like to have the most explosive running back in the league plus the two best wide receivers in the Superbowl? If the Steelers and the Falcons advance that's what we'd be looking at, and the professor gives us his take on Johnny Manziel's desire to return to the NFL.

Jan 20, 2017

"The Professor" John Clayton joins Danny, Dave and Moore to talk about the Seahawks and the potential lost second round pick, the NFL and the Raiders potential move to Las Vegas, and more.


Jan 19, 2017

John Clayton joins Danny, Dave and Moore to discuss the coaching changes in San Francisco, the remaining four teams in the NFL playoffs and what free agents the Seahawks should hold on to.

Jan 18, 2017

John Clayton joins Danny and Dave and discusses San Francisco's head coaching vacancy, the future of former Seahawks' defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, and what the Seahawks will do with Jimmy Graham and the offensive line and more.

Jan 17, 2017

John Clayton, "The Professor", joins Danny and Dave to break down the end of the Seahawks season, plus who is his current favorite to win the Super Bowl. 

Jan 13, 2017

John Clayton joins the show to talk about the new coaching hire in Los Angeles as Sean McVay (who's only 30) is named their head coach. Plus, the Chargers move to LA as well, will play in a soccer stadium and may be less of a draw than the Rams.

Jan 11, 2017

The Professor takes a long look at the Atlanta/Seattle matchup this weekend and what he expects out of MVP candidate Matt Ryan. Plus a look at who will land the coaching jobs around the league.

Jan 10, 2017

John Clayton joins the show to talk about everything around the NFL heading into the divisional playoff games. The Professor talks about different injuries around the league and how those will factor into the match ups this weekend and beyond, including C.J. Prosise's continued progress towards returning from his shoulder problem.

Jan 7, 2017

John Clayton talks wild card weekend and what the playoff scenarios are. Do any road teams have a chance to win this weekend? John thinks the Seahawks will beat Detroit, but probably won't cover the 8-point spread.

Jan 6, 2017

John Clayton talked to newest Seahawk Devin Hester and he weighs in on what he thinks his impact could be in the return game. Also, opposing offenses put up an all-time record by completing 72.7 percent of their passes against the Detroit Lions defense, should the Seahawks focus more on their passing attack?

Jan 5, 2017

John Clayton gives his thoughts on the Lions and why there was a question as to whether or not their head coach Jim Caldwell would be back last season after making the playoffs. Plus John fills us in on who the head coaching candidates are and which teams might hire them.

Dec 30, 2016

The Professor gives his thoughts on why he thinks Richard Sherman is acting the way he is. He gives his thoughts on the Seahawks playoff chances and he says it's very possible the Seahawks could end up with that first round bye. Plus, aside from Atlanta/New Orleans what are some matchups to keep an eye on this weekend in the NFL?

Dec 29, 2016

John Clayton talks about why the Bills decided to bench Tyrod Taylor in order to keep him under a cheaper contract. Also, don't write the Packers in as a playoff team quite yet as Detroit will be playing at home for their playoff lives. Plus, what's going on with Stephen Hauschka?

Dec 23, 2016

The Professor gives his take on Pete Carroll's latest comments on the Richard Sherman situation. Will Sherman be punished during the upcoming game against the Cardinals? A preview of the upcoming Thursday Night Football game and an outlook for the race in the NFC East. Between the Browns and the 49ers who is the worse team? Other news and updates from across the NFL.

Dec 22, 2016

Will Richard Sherman's attitude hurt the Seahawks? How do the Seahawks match up against the Arizona Cardinals and will the Cardinals have any motivation in this game? What is the current state of the offensive line? Can we expect the line to perform well in the playoffs? Other news and injury updates from across the NFL.

Dec 21, 2016

The Professor gives his take on Richard Sherman confronting Jim Moore. Is Sherman becoming a cancer to the locker room? Garry Gilliam was just named the starting right tackle for the offensive line, is this concerning to see the starting lineup still changing at this point in the season? An outlook for the playoff picture in both the AFC and NFC. Also, other news and injury updates from across the NFL.

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