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John Clayton

John Clayton, "The Professor," covers the biggest stories in Seattle sports each weekday 10am to noon on 710 ESPN Seattle.
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Nov 23, 2016

Top Five Stories: Seahawks head into a challenging match up with Jameis Winston and Tampa Bay. How will the Seahawks defense try and contain him? J'Marcus Webb is released by the Seahawks after not fitting in well with the offensive line scheme. Rob Gronkowski is likely to be out this week after taking a hard hit from Earl Thomas. Is Chip Kelly on his way out in San Francisco? Robert Griffin III is scheduled to return this week. Damon Huard joins John on the show today to discuss the Apple Cup. Behind the lines with Gee Scott!

Nov 22, 2016

Top Five Stories of the Day: Michael Bennett says watching the Seahawks play without him is like watching someone sleep with your wife. How 'for real' are the Oakland Raiders? They move to 8-2 after defeating the Texans on Monday Night Football in Mexico City. Chris Petersen believes the WSU Cougars have evolved since the last Apple Cup. Cougar Hall of Famer Jason Gesser joins the show to talk about the WSU side of the Apple Cup. John goes Behind The Lines with Gee Scott.

Nov 21, 2016

John starts off the second hour of the show with the Seahawks injury report and who the next man up is for the Seahawks to fill some of the holes on the team. Even though the Seahawks are hobbled after the last game a positive takeaway is that Russell Wilson is playing lights out football. Next, Professor Clayton answers text questions about news from around the NFL. Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett joins John to talk about the game against the Eagles last Sunday. Bonus time with Gee Scott!

Nov 21, 2016

The Top Five Stories of the Day: Doug Baldwin throws Russell Wilson a touchdown, Thomas Rawls makes his return, DeShawn Shead has a hamstring injury, Bruce Arians says the Cardinals season isn't over, and why are there so many missed extra points this season? Seahawks are continuing to roll even at the expense of a few key players like CJ Prosise and Earl Thomas. Behind the Lines with Gee Scott!

Nov 18, 2016

Trent Dilfer joins John on the show today to talk about news around the NFL and  the upcoming games this week. Trent also gives his take on Russell Wilson and the Seahawks chances at facing a tough Philadelphia team. A balanced offense is going to be key in facing off against a tough and determined Philadelphia defense which has a dangerous front four. Next, Professor Clayton answers text questions from the listeners. Bonus time with Gee Scott!

Nov 18, 2016

Professor Clayton starts off the show today with giving his take on the Seahawks game coming up this Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Thomas Rawls is returning to the team this week and hopefully his production will help balance the Seahawks offense. Next, John goes over the crazy world of college football and how the Huskies and Cougars fair in their upcoming games. Sal Paolantonio joins the show to talk about the Philadelphia and Seattle game. Behind the the lines with Gee Scott!

Nov 17, 2016

Top Five Stories of the Day: Pete Carroll says George Fant didn't miss a single assignment in Sunday's game. Tom Cable says Garry Gilliam and Bradley Sowell will battle for the starting right tackle spot. Who are the most notable candidates for the upcoming Hall of Fame class? John takes calls from listeners on the state of the offensive line. Next, John goes Behind The Lines with Gee Scott to discuss the offensive line, and the upcoming game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Nov 17, 2016

Washington State quarterback Luke Faulk joins the show. Find out who the Cougars signal caller thinks should win the Heisman. Next, John answers your burning questions. Bob Stelton of "Bob, Groz and Tom" joins 'The Professor' to discuss the George Fant at left tackle, Bradley Sowell potentially at right tackle and the rest of Seattle's offensive line issues.

Nov 16, 2016

Starting off the last hour of the show with Dave Wyman joining John through the Venue Kings Hotline. John and Dave talk about the recent changes at running back and the potential impacts it has. John and Dave also talk about getting Thomas Rawls back in the starting rotation and how that is going to help the Seahawks and their recent offensive struggles. Professor Clayton answers listeners text questions. Bob Stelton swings by the studio to close out the show with John talking about Christine Michael's recent departure from the team.

Nov 16, 2016

The Top Five Stories of the Day: Christine Michael has been released by the Seahawks. Troymaine Pope is signed by the Seahawks. Tony Romo says Dak Prescott has earned the starting job in Dallas. Robert Griffin III is still injured and no timetable has been given for his return. Is Luke Falk in the Heisman conversation? Professor Clayton opens up the phone lines to hear your thoughts on the Seahawks running back shuffle. Behind the lines with Gee Scott! 

Nov 15, 2016

Sean Salisbury joins 'The Professor' to discuss the Seahawks, Huskies and more, as the guys go "Four Downs!" Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright joins the show after Seattle's big win on Sunday night. John answers your questions to close out the hour.

Nov 15, 2016

Top Five Stories of the Day: Matt Hasselbeck said the Seahawks won without their best defensive player, Michael Bennett. How good could the Seahawks defense be WITH Michael Bennett? Ian Rapoport says Rob Gronkowski suffered a punctured lung after the hit from Earl Thomas. After winning four straight, Odell Beckham Jr. says the Giants are looking forward to Houston. John takes calls from listeners to discuss the state of the Seahawks runningback situation. Should CJ Prosise be the lead back, despite the return of Thomas Rawls? Next, John goes Behind The Lines with Gee Scott.

Nov 14, 2016

Brady Henderson of 710Sports.com joins Gee to talk about how Seattle was able to beat the Patriots, the big plays, and who the Seahawks need to look out for the rest of the season. John Clayton gets back from DC in time to take listener questions via text. The Professor closes things out with Bob Stelton as they talk about the Seahawks big win over the Patriots and how they'd stack up against the Cowboys in the playoffs.

Nov 14, 2016

Gee Scott in for John Clayton. We kick things off with the "Top Five Stories of the Day" which covers the Seahawks goal line stand to seal the win over New England, how big was Kam Chancellor's return, and did the Seahawks find their new running back in CJ Prosise? Also what happened to the Huskies dropping their first game of the year to USC? The Cougs Pac-12 dominance continues as they take down Cal to go 7-0 in the conference. Gee talks to callers about who was the MVP of last night's win over the Patriots? Russell Wilson? Kam Chancellor? CJ Prosise? Gee goes "Behind the Lines" as we hear from the New England side of things from Bill Belichick and Rob Gronkowski.

Nov 11, 2016

Ben Volin from the Boston Globe joins John on the show today to talk about the Seahawks and Patriots Sunday Night Football match up. This game is a rematch of the Superbowl from a couple of years ago. Will the Seahawks finally get the revenge they so desperately wanted? The Professor answers rapid fire text questions from news around the NFL. Closing out the show for the weekend with Gee Scott for some bonus time!

Nov 11, 2016

John starts off the show today talking about the the Seahawks and their current match up against the Patriots this weekend. The defense will have their hands full with Tom Brady and a highly potent Patriots offense. Next, Professor Clayton opens up the phone lines to talk with the listeners about the Seahawks game this Sunday and any potential concerns going into the game. Gee Scott swings by the studio for behind the lines!

Nov 10, 2016

Top Five Stories of the Day: Richard Sherman was fined $9,000 for his play on Monday night. Jason Garrett says Tony Romo will practice like he did last week, but there is no medical reason that he is sidelined at this point. John takes your calls: Are you okay with the Seahawks transitioning to a pass-first offense? John goes Behind The Lines with Gee Scott to discuss the Seahawks upcoming matchup against the Patriots.

Nov 10, 2016

Brad Edwards of ESPN Radio's College Gameday joins the show to discuss the Huskies chances at the College Football Playoff and the other favorites to make it to the final four. Can he say anything bad about Tom Brady? Will the Browns win their first game tonight? 'The Professor' has the answers to those questions and more. And, 'The Groz' from "Bob, Groz and Tom" joins John Clayton to close out the show.

Nov 9, 2016

Dave Wyman joins John on the show today for Wednesdays with Wyman. John and Dave discuss Seahawks football and the controversial call that took place with Richard Sherman. Next, John answers texts and tweets from the listeners about current news around the NFL. Closing out the show today with Dave Grosby coming by the studio to recap the Seahawks. Will the Seahawks be able to address the problem with the running game? 

Nov 9, 2016

The Top Five Stories of the Day: Pete Carroll alludes to a more pass centered offense for the Seahawks, Rex Ryan had some choice words after a controversial call, Pete Carroll updates on Thomas Rawls status, San Diego isn't getting a new stadium, and Tony Romo is ready to play. Mike Pereira who is an expert in NFL officiating comes on the show to talk with John about the growing problems with officiating in the NFL. Gee Scott joins the show for behind the lines!

Nov 8, 2016

Top Five Stories of the Day: Are the Seahawks turning a corner or did they give you more to worry about? Ryan Clark says people care more about Richard Sherman's penalties because of his high profile, and Pete Carroll says the Seahawks need to get the run game going. Overreaction Tuesday: What is your biggest problem with last night's game? John goes Behind the Lines with Gee Scott to get a feel for the atmosphere at Seahawks headquarters.

Nov 8, 2016

ESPN NFL analyst and former NFL quarterback Sean Salisbury joins the show. The guys go for "Four Downs!", and Salisbury voices his opinion on the officiating in last night's game. 'The Professor' answers your questions, and 'The Groz' of "Bob Groz and Tom" stops by the show and discusses the officiating in last night's game.

Nov 7, 2016

Mark Schlereth from ESPN joins John through the Venue Kings Hotline to talk about the current state of the NFL. Are there too many penalties in football? Have the skills of the players changed? What we are seeing now in the NFL is that there are a lot of teams that are just average. John answers your texts and tweets about the NFL. Closing out the show with the Groz!

Nov 7, 2016

The Top Five Stories of the Day: Seahawks and the Bills face off tonight. UW is dominating the competition. The Cougars have made a complete turn around and are making a case to be one of the top teams in the country. Percy Harvin makes his return to football tonight. Should the Rams start Jared Goff? The Professor opens up the phones lines to talk football. John goes behind the lines with Gee Scott!

Nov 4, 2016

The Professor has Mike Rodak on the show to preview the Buffalo Bills and Seahawks. Mike and John talk about the personnel for both teams and how the Bills are scrambling to find a wide receiver and are looking towards Percy Harvin to help them out. John then goes over the injury reports for both teams and talks with Mike about who will be ready to go Monday night. John then answers your text questions from around the NFL. Gee Scott comes by to do behind the lines!

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