The Seattle Seahawks have been one of the most active teams in free agency. That has many thinking they’re the big winners and that an already explosive offense got more explosive, through the air especially, by acquiring wide receiver Percy Harvin.
But despite having a talented young quarterback, and giving him weapons to play with, head coach Pete Carroll maintains that the Seahawks will remain a run first team and put the ball in the hands of veteran Marshawn Lynch.
“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,” Carroll said on ESPN 710 in Seattle. “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.”
Why should they change? Marshawn Lynch was the their leading rusher in the NFL last season with 1,590 yards. And with someone that reliable pounding the ball it’s not surprise that they threw the ball the least in the NFL (405 attempts).
But that physical style that embodies Lynch is also what attracted Carroll to Harvin.
“He doesn’t only catch the football, but he runs with the ball with such ferocity,” Carroll said. “He’s a very physical, aggressive football player and I can’t wait to bring his competitive spirit and attitude to the group.”
If you need further proof that Lynch should remain the focal point of their offense, there is always this: