The Seahawks had a week worth an exclamation point, but don't try to tell their coach that this was some sort of statement by the franchise.

"We haven't changed anything," Pete Carroll said. "This is not a statement of where we've come to. We're just trying to get good football players on this roster."

Yeah, we've noticed. In a single business week, the Seahawks traded for one of the league's most versatile offensive players in Percy Harvin, minted him a multimillionaire, and followed that up with the double-play signing of two of the very best pass-rushers available in free agency: Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett.

It was an unexpected splurge considering how many people expected the Seahawks to exercise patience this offseason. Instead, they pounced with three additions that have caused some to label Seattle a Super Bowl favorite.