It's natural to wonder whether the addition of wide receiver Percy Harvin signals a shift in offensive philosophy for the Seahawks, who attempted the most rushes and fewest passes of any NFL team last season.
Coach Pete Carroll was asked that question when he joined "Brock and Salk" on Wednesday.
"No, it doesn't at all. We're gonna do exactly what we wanna do with continuing to send the message about how physical we are, how we attack with the running game and fit off that," he said. "What I hope happens when we throw it and catch it we just make more yards, we have more spacing. I'm expecting Golden [Tate] to have a huge year, Doug [Baldwin] to have a huge year and Sidney [Rice] to fit in together.
"This is not a change at all."
With the addition of Harvin and the maturation of Russell Wilson, the Seahawks are likely to throw more regardless of what Carroll is saying in March. While Marshawn Lynch may see fewer carries, defenses will have to respect the passing game even more in 2013, so he should see fewer defenders "in the box."