Head coach Pete Carroll addressed the media this afternoon ahead of the team's 1:45 p.m. "Competition Wednesday" practice and preparation for the club's Week 16 contest with the Arizona Cardinals (9-5) at CenturyLink Field.
"This is a championship matchup and we're going to do everything we can to go and get it done," Carroll said.
"They're just cleaner, sharper, better at everything," Carroll said. "Their run defense is the best in the league. ... [Quarterback] Carson [Palmer] is really hitting it. They've really come together. You can see how efficient he's been in the last couple of months."
That No.1-ranked Arizona run defense (83.2 yards/game) will face a Seahawks squad that has averaged the second-most rushing yards per game (141.0). Seahawks running back
"We're going to run the football," Carroll said. "That's what we do. We're not changing depending on the team we're playing."
Below are a few more bits of news and notes from Carroll's Wednesday presser:
- Wide receiver
Percy Harvin(hip) will not participate in Wednesday's practice.
Brandon Browner(groin) is "getting ready where he can practice now." According to Carroll, if Browner were to practice today it would be "iffy" that he could go in a limited fashion.
Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth and Digital Media Host Tony Ventrella will be back with more following today's practice, when offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell will be available to the media.