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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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    John Clayton discusses the ageless Pete Carroll

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 10:23


    John Clayton talks about Pete Carroll still going strong at age 70 and how he is poised to keep coaching for years to come. Plus, injury updates from around the league including why the Cowboys might already be in trouble for this season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton talks Josh Gordon and a big Seahawks win

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 21:42


    John Clayton discusses the news that Josh Gordon has completed his treatment and what it means for the Seahawks chances of bringing him back. Plus, what the Cardinals performance against the Titans means for the Seahawks defensive line.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton recaps a big week for the Seahawks and the NFC West

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 20:55


    John Clayton breaks down the Seahawks win over the Colts and highlights the standout performances from the offense and defense. Plus, a look around the NFL and the NFC West's impressive opening weekend.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The Professor previews Seahawks-Colts

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 19:24


    John Clayton joins Wyman and Bob to discuss last night's game between the Cowboys and Bucs, previews Seahawks-Colts, and more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on a potential Seahawks trade with the Ravens

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 22:14


    John Clayton discusses the feasibility of the Seahawks trading a running back to the Ravens after Baltimore lost Gus Edwards to a season-ending ACL injury. Plus, the details of a reworked contract for Quandre Diggs and what the Seahawks practice squad currently looks like going into the season opener.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on Duane Brown's reworked contract

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 20:39


    John Clayton discusses Duane Brown's reworked contract and if it changes anything for his future past this season with the Seahawks. Plus, a look around the league on the eve of the 2021 NFL season opener. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on the Ahkello Witherspoon trade

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 23:06


    John Clayton breaks down the Ahkello Witherspoon trade and shares his confidence level on each of the Seahawk position groups.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton weighs in on the Seahawks starting cornerbacks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 23:02


    John Clayton discusses what it means for the Seahawks defense that the likely starting cornerbacks are Tre Flowers and D.J. Reed. Plus, insight into K.J. Wright signing with the Raiders and whether the Seahawks have any more roster moves to make. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on Quandre Diggs and Seahawks roster moves

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 21:45


    John Clayton weighs in on when Quandre Diggs will return to practice and whether he will miss any games. Plus, insight on the Seahawks waiver claims and practice squad additions, along with how the starting cornerback positions are shaking out. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton analyzes the Seahawks 53-man roster

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 23:39


    John Clayton breaks down the Seahawks 53-man roster and what it means for future roster moves. Plus, a dive into the major names who were cut from teams around the NFL. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton sums up the Seahawks preseason

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 22:12


    John Clayton assesses the Seahawks preseason and weighs in on who had the most impressive performance, along with his projections for the 53-man roster before Tuesday's cutdown deadline. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton analyzes the Seahawks defensive line depth

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 22:19


    John Clayton discusses the Seahawks defensive line depth and which guys might be the odd man out when final roster cuts come around. Plus, an update on recent trades that happened around the NFL. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on Luke Willson retiring and the Seahawks Ring of Honor

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 19:41


    John Clayton talks about Luke Willson's decision to retire, the announcement that Matt Hasselbeck and Mike Holmgren will be inducted to the Seahawks Ring of Honor, and gives an update on starting QB battles around the league.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on the Seahawks signing Luke Willson

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 20:30


    John Clayton discusses Luke Willson re-joining the Seahawks and the impact he might have on the team. Plus, the latest from around the NFL as veterans fight for roster spots and rookies try to win starting jobs at quarterback. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on NFL joint practices

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 19:34


    John Clayton breaks down the Seahawks chances of playing their starters on Saturday and why joint practices between teams isn't always a good idea around NFL training camps See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton weighs in on Week 1 of the preseason

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 22:16


    John Clayton shares his thoughts on the Seahawks preseason opener, recaps the biggest moments from Week 1 around the NFL, and weighs in on how the Jamal Adams contract situation will end. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton with the latest on the Jamal Adams contract talks

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 23:00


    John Clayton talks about the stalemate that the Seahawks and Jamal Adams are currently in and what will have to happen in order for them to reach a deal.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on Aldon Smith's release

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 22:00


    John Clayton dissects the news of Aldon Smith being released by the Seahawks and discusses the remaining depth along the defensive line. Plus, insight on Duane Brown and when the Seahawks might see Trey Lance as the 49ers starting quarterback. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on Steve Hutchinson and the current Seahawks receivers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 22:42


    Fresh off of Steve Hutchinson's Hall of Fame speech, John Clayton talks about his memories of those negotiations and Hutchinson's departure. Plus, an update on the wide receiver training camp battles.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton analyzes the Seahawks mock game

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 21:42


    John Clayton shares his observations on the Seahawks mock game and who has impressed in a crowded running backs room, along with the latest on the Duane Brown contract situation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton discusses the Seahawks defensive line and wide receivers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 22:03


    John Clayton breaks down the position battle at wide receiver for the Seahawks, Duane Brown's contract situation, and where Aldon Smith and Robert Nkemdiche can fit in along the defensive line. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on Aaron Rodgers and breaking Mariners news

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 21:48


    John Clayton talks about the breaking news of the Mariners acquiring Diego Castillo from the Rays, plus the fallout from the Aaron Rodgers comments and news from around NFL training camps. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton breaks down the start of Seahawks training camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 8:55


    John Clayton talks about what he saw from Day 1 of Seahawks training camp: who looked good and what concerns there might be moving forward for some players. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on the start of training camps

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 22:36


    John Clayton discusses the start of training camps around the NFL and what will happen with Aaron Rodgers and Jamal Adams. Plus, some breaking MLB trade news involving the Mariners.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on Jamal Adams and Aaron Rodgers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 21:42


    John Clayton discusses the Jamal Adams contract situation and gives insight into what the resolution might be between Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The latest with the NFL COVID-19 rules

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 22:45


    John Clayton joins Wyman & Bob to discuss the ongoings with Vikings and the COVID-19 rules, the latest with the Jamal Adams contract situation, and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on K.J. Wright and Mychal Kendricks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 23:02


    John Clayton discusses K.J. Wright's comments about wanting to return to the Seahawks. Plus, an update on Mychal Kendricks and a little sweater v. jersey debate when it comes to hockey. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on Fred Warner

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 21:13


    John Clayton talks about what the Fred Warner contract means for Jamal Adams and the Seahawks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on Cam Akers and KJ Wright

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 20:04


    John Clayton talks about what the Cam Akers loss means for the Rams and why they might have a tougher season than people think. Plus, an update on a potential KJ Wright return to the Seahawks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton previews NFL training camps

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 22:39


    John Clayton sets the stage for NFL training camps and updates the latest free agent signings. Plus, which Seahawks are under the most scrutiny heading into this season? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on KJ Wright's chances of returning to Seattle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2021 22:37


    John Clayton discusses the low market for defensive free agents and what it might take if KJ Wright were to play for the Seahawks again. Plus, the latest on Richard Sherman's court appearance. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    The latest with Richard Sherman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 9:09

    It's a shortened version of Cold Hard Facts today as The Professor joins Wyman and Bob to discuss the new info about Richard Sherman.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    John Clayton on Richard Sherman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 21:35


    John Clayton talks about Richard Sherman's arrest and what might happen next for the former Seahawk. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton breaks down the next wave of free agency

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 22:03


    John Clayton talks about the wave of free agents that will sign in the next few weeks, and how the Seahawks defensive line could be one of the underrated strengths of the team. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton sets the stage for training camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 21:28


    John Clayton breaks down what to expect from around the NFL as things begin to heat up this week with the start of training camps on the horizon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton with the latest on Frank Clark

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2021 14:35


    John Clayton gives an update on Frank Clark's legal trouble, plus how the franchise tag deadline might affect contract numbers for the Seahawks and Jamal Adams. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on Aaron Rodgers and Josh Gordon to the Seahawks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 23:01


    John Clayton talks about what teams might have learned from watching Aaron Rodgers in "The Match" plus why Josh Gordon would be a low risk signing for the Seahawks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton breaks down a potential Jamal Adams extension

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 20:50


    John Clayton discusses the Jamal Adams contract situation and why it might get contentious for both sides before a deal is reached. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton ranks his top head coaches

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 23:52


    John Clayton talks about the best head coaches in the NFL entering the 2021 season and which teams were fined for violating OTA rules. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on Demaryius Thomas and Hall of Fame wide receivers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 22:23


    John Clayton talks about the news that Demaryius Thomas is retiring and discusses what it will take for modern day receivers to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Plus, some insight into what the Seahawks linebacking group is starting to look like as the start of training camp gets closer. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    A closer look at PFF's Top 50 Players

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 21:26


    John Clayton joins Wyman and Bob to discuss the newest PFF list, a sneaky opt-out that Aaron Rodgers could use, and more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Who are the 3 most important Seahawks for 2021?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 21:51


    John Clayton joins Wyman and Bob to discuss alternate uniforms, his top 3 most important Seahawks, and more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on moving the NFL Combine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 21:43


    John Clayton discusses the news that the NFL Combine will likely move out of its longtime home in Indianapolis and shares his favorite Combine memories. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on Golden Tate

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 23:30


    John Clayton shares his insight on whether Golden Tate will end up in the NFC West, plus which current NFL quarterback Tom Brady publicly called out. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on legal troubles for a few NFL stars

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 22:30


    John Clayton gives an update on the latest news involving a few NFL players who got in trouble over the weekend.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton's final impressions of Seahawks minicamp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 22:13


    John Clayton gives his input on the final day of Seahawks minicamp and his observations on what faster tempo will mean for the offense. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on Duane Brown's contract

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 20:56


    John Clayon talks about Duane Brown's contract situation and explains the new COVID protocols that the NFL will be working under this season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on Day 1 of Seahawks mini camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 22:10


    John Clayton breaks down everything that happened on Day 1 at Seahawks mini camp.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Should the Seahawks trade for Stephon Gilmore?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 21:34


    John Clayton joins Wyman & Bob to discuss whether or not the Seahawks should trade for DB Stephon Gilmore, the latest ahead of Seahawks mandatory minicamp, and more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton on Russell Wilson at Seahawks OTAs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 21:48


    John Clayton breaks down Russell Wilson's first press conference since Wilson's offseason concerns and trade saga became public. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    John Clayton breaks down the Julio Jones deal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 22:14


    John Clayton explains why the Julio Jones deal wouldn't have made sense for the Seahawks, plus what to expect now that Russell Wilson is back in town for OTAs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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