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SCHOOLED with "The Professor" John Clayton

Can't get enough of the NFL? Get SCHOOLED with 'The Professor' John Clayton. Each week, ESPN's human database dives deep into all the news in and around the National Football League. Player interviews. In-depth analysis. Stories from a Football Hall...

Can't get enough of the NFL? Get SCHOOLED with 'The Professor' John Clayton. Each week, ESPN's human database dives deep into all the news in and around the National Football League. Player interviews. In-depth analysis. Stories from a Football Hall of Fame career. Further your football education with new episodes each Thursday.

Can't get enough of the NFL? Get SCHOOLED with 'The Professor' John Clayton. Each week, ESPN's human database dives deep into all the news in and around the National Football League. Player interviews. In-depth analysis. Stories from a Football Hall of Fame career. Further your football education with new episodes each Thursday.
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Can't get enough of the NFL? Get SCHOOLED with 'The Professor' John Clayton. Each week, ESPN's human database dives deep into all the news in and around the National Football League. Player interviews. In-depth analysis. Stories from a Football Hall of Fame career. Further your football education with new episodes each Thursday.

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Episodes

Next-Gen Analytics with John Pollard of Zebra Technologies

2/21/2018
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Last week the NFL made a major announcement that didn't get as much attention as it should. The league announced that all 32 teams will be receiving full analytics reports from Zebra, the Illinois based company that puts tracking devices on players and the football. John Pollard, who lives in Seattle, joins us on SCHOOLED with The Professor to talk about the advanced science of scouting. With the chips on the players' uniforms and in the football, Zebra can do analytical reports on every...

Duration:00:22:06

QB News with Joe Theismann

2/14/2018
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Quarterbacks are in the news in the NFL: Alex Smith was traded to the Washington Redskins. Kirk Cousins is a free agent. Patrick Mahomes takes over the Kansas City Chiefs. Jimmy Garoppolo signs a $137.5 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers. With so many quarterback topics making headlines, we went to Joe Theismann, former Redskins quarterback, to get his opinions on the quarterback position in the NFL. Theismann likes the Smith trade and believes he fits in well in Jay Gruden's...

Duration:00:19:39

Lesley Visser, TV's First Female NFL Analyst

1/31/2018
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Today on SCHOOLED with the Professor, Lesley Visser joins John Clayton live in Minneapolis to discuss her new book "Sometimes You Have To Cross When It Says Walk." Lesley is the only woman enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and shares her experiences being one of the pioneers of women in sports broadcasting, shares some great work stories about John Madden and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and she and The Professor make their Super Bowl picks!

Duration:00:18:16

Offensive Lines with Howard Mudd

1/24/2018
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Offensive line is a big topic these days. The Seahawks changed offensive line coaches, going from Tom Cable to Mike Solari. Next week, Kevin Mawae and Steve Hutchinson are in the final 15 for voting in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Howard Mudd, a legend among offensive line coaches, joins us on SCHOOLED with the Professor, to take about the current state of the offensive line in the NFL. He didn’t waste time getting into the Seahawks offensive line, and raves about the hiring of Mike...

Duration:00:17:55

Cornerbacks with Everson Walls

1/10/2018
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Everson Walls played 13 seasons at cornerback in the NFL for the Cowboys, Giants, and Browns. Walls led the NFL with 11 interceptions as a rookie in 1981, which still stands as the most by a first-year player in NFL history. Walls is also the only cornerback in NFL history to lead the league in interceptions 3 different times. He is one of 15 finalists for the 2018 NFL Hall of Fame in his 20th and final year of eligibility. Walls discusses how much the game has changed, how much he hates...

Duration:00:22:20

Wide Receivers with Herman Moore

1/3/2018
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One of the things the NFL has been watching is the development of wide receivers. Wide receivers have been getting bigger and better through the years. Herman Moore, one of the big receivers who started that trend, joins us on Schooled with the Professor to discuss the development of the receivers. He talks about the changes in offenses over the years. The NFL is a quarterback driven league but the receivers are gaining more stature. Moore talks about how offenses have grown and developed....

Duration:00:18:11

The Los Angeles Rams with Eric Dickerson

12/20/2017
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Eric Dickerson stood along the Los Angeles Rams sidelines during the 42-7 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Even though he played in Indianapolis during his career, Dickerson was cold. He was shivering. But he looked like a proud father looking at a Rams team he was so happy to get back to Los Angeles. On SCHOOLED with the Professor, Dickerson talks about how the Rams have bounced back from a horrible first year in Los Angeles. Dickerson opens up about his struggles with the Rams front...

Duration:00:22:38

Seahawks vs Rams with Nolan Cromwell

12/13/2017
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The Los Angeles Rams come to Seattle on Sunday to determine which team is going to win the NFC West. Get ready for the game with a history lesson from a player and coach who has been on both sides as SCHOOLED with The Professor catches up with Nolan Cromwell. Nolan is a former Rams defensive back who made the league’s all decade team. He’s been an assistant coach twice with the Rams, and also coached in Seattle on Mike Holmgren's staff. Cromwell starts by discussing the buildup of the...

Duration:00:20:26

Pass Coverage with Ronde Barber

12/6/2017
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This week on SCHOOLED with the Professor former NFL cornerback Ronde Barber (now a semi-finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and an analyst for Fox) educates us on pass coverage in the NFL. Ronde talks about how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers two-deep zone defense worked under Tony Dungy. He details how the Cover Two has morphed into the Cover One, Cover Three defense used by the Seahawks and several teams in NFL. And he goes into the evolution of the cornerback position back when he...

Duration:00:23:41

Eagles Analysis with Donovan McNabb

11/29/2017
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The Seahawks/Eagles game is scheduled for prime time Sunday, so we're going prime time with former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. You can hear Donovan on ESPN Radio every Sunday starting at 9 PST. On this week's SCHOOLED, Donovan goes in depth describing how Andy Reid coached him into being one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. He breaks down the rapid rise of Carson Wentz, talks about the differences in the current offenses from when he played, details how more trickery is...

Duration:00:22:33

The Apple Cup with Ryan Leaf

11/22/2017
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With Apple Cup Week here, it was a great time to catch up with former Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf on Schooled with the Professor. Leaf was the perfect Cougar to discuss the Cougar-Huskies rivalry. He remembered his first start being against the Huskies in 1995. In great detail he takes us through the three-year process of getting the Cougars to the point in which they could beat the Huskies. In 1997, the Cougars, with Leaf at quarterback, beat the Huskies and won the PAC-10...

Duration:00:23:15

The Evolution of Quarterbacks with Lew Freedman

11/15/2017
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This SCHOOLED with the Professor, we're going old school: the evolution of quarterbacks with veteran sportswriter and winner of more than 250 journalism awards Lew Freedman. Lew is publishing a book that comes out December 15 that does a great job of discussing the history of passing offenses in the NFL. "Baugh to Brady: The Evolution of the Forward Pass" is going to be a must read. What I respect is Lew’s great feel for the history of passing offenses and each stage of quarterback’s...

Duration:00:23:20

Mid-Season Trends with Pat Kirwan

11/8/2017
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I have the fortune to be the main fill-in on Movin’ The Chains on Sirius XM NFL radio with is hosted by Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan. With the NFL at mid-season, it was a perfect time to catch up with Pat and discuss the trends of the league. Kirwan remains high on the Seahawks chances of winning the NFC West even though he has plenty of great things to say about the Los Angeles Rams. On SCHOOLED, we discussed the problems with offensive lines in the NFL this season. He went into great...

Duration:00:23:04

Injuries with Dr. David Chao

11/1/2017
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Dr. David Chao is one of the best injury experts around the National Football League. Former team doctor for the Chargers, Chao breaks down NFL injuries as they happen. He joins me on Schooled with the Professor to discuss the current state of injuries in the NFL. Chao explains how he watches games and then replays times when a player gets injuries. Not only can he pinpoint the injury but he can determine the length of time the player might be out. That’s huge for fantasy players, but the...

Duration:00:19:18

Mid-Season Trends and Analysis with NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah

10/30/2017
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On Schooled with the Professor, mid-season is a great time to catch up on trends and what is happening on the field. That’s why it is a great time to catch up with Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network. Jeremiah is one of the best in studying drafts. We took that information from the past couple draft and how they have played into this season. We talked about the difficulty of developing offensive linemen, and both agreed that more than two thirds of the league have offensive line...

Duration:00:20:07

The Season So Far with Mark Schlereth

10/18/2017
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Seven weeks into the 2017 season marked a great time to catch up Mark Schlereth and talk football. Schlereth is now at Fox doing game analysis and studio work. For Schooled with the Professor, we got into a lengthy discussion about the bad state of offensive lines in the NFL. He recently did a Philadelphia Eagles game and came away thinking the Eagles _ at least for now _ might be the best team in the league. He is a big supporter of Carson Wentz, the Eagles quarterback. Last week, he...

Duration:00:22:18

Rebuilding with Drew Bledsoe

10/11/2017
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Since his retirement from the NFL, Drew Bledsoe is aging well like the fine wines he produces. Bledsoe joins John Clayton to go through plenty of topics: As you probably know, Bledsoe earned Rookie of the Year status with his Doubleback Winery. Doubleback earned instant acclaim and national awards for its Cabernet Sauvignon. On SCHOOLED, he revealed that he, Damon Huard, Dan Marino and Rick Mirer all wanted to get in the wine business together. On the football side, Bledsoe goes into...

Duration:00:24:05

Celebrating Peyton with Brandon Stokley

10/4/2017
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Brandon Stokley was a great slot receiver in the NFL. He’s also a great story teller and historian. Stokley joins me on Schooled with the Professor at an appropriate time. Peyton Manning is having his statue unveiled at Sunday’s game between the San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts. Stokley was Manning’s slot receiver but he’s also became one of his best friends. He goes into great detail giving anecdotes on how hard Peyton made his offensive players work. That work led to a lot of...

Duration:00:22:15

Catching Up with Steve Hutchinson

9/27/2017
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It was a great time to catch up with Steve Hutchinson on SCHOOLED with The Professor. It's hard to believe Hutchinson has been out of football for five years, but he's still heavily involved in the league, working in the personnel office of the Tennessee Titans. He's also in his first year of eligibility for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A seven-time Pro Bowler, Hutchinson and former Seahawk Kevin Mawae have chances of making the Hall this year. Hutchinson gives a Hall of Fame...

Duration:00:21:48

John Nordstrom on 20 Years of Paul Allen's Seahawks

9/20/2017
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Former Seahawks owner John Nordstrom joins us this week on SCHOOLED with the Professor and he gives us great insight on the NFL franchise he started, and how he and others reached out and got billionaire investor Paul Allen involved in buying the Seahawks to save football in Seattle. The timing of this podcast is perfect. On Sunday, the Seahawks celebrated the 20 years Allen has owned the franchise. Nordstrom goes into great detail on what was needed to bail the Seahawks out of a bad...

Duration:00:20:43

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