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RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks own no Super Bowl experience on the field -- the first team without at least one player who participated in the game previously since the 1990 Buffalo Bills -- but they are stealing a page from many past championship teams when it comes game preparation.

Coach Pete Carroll's squad will attempt to get much of the heavy work done at home before traveling to the site of the game.

Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said after Wednesday's practice, the first full workout for the team following Sunday's 23-17 NFC Championship win over the San Francisco 49ers, that the Seahawks plan to treat this as a regular week of work. That includes installing the entire game plan for the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos in East Rutherford, N.J., on Feb. 2.

"We are preparing this week so far like it's game week this Sunday," he said. "So we had an install today and (we'll have) an install tomorrow and an install the next day and then traveling there. ...

"There will still be some changes, some little nuances we want to fix and some little things we want to look at and say, 'Hey, let's change that up a little bit and maybe add a play or two next week.' But for the most part, the bulk of the work will be done."

The plans installed include Percy Harvin.

The receiver, who played in just two of 18 games this season, was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice, having recovered from a concussion suffered in the divisional playoff win over the New Orleans Saints. He was held out of the 49ers game.

"He looks fine, he looks fine," Bevell said. "We'll just evaluate him ... and see what kind of progress he can make."

Of the prospect of getting Harvin back for the Super Bowl, Bevell said: "It's pretty cool for him. He's worked really hard; he's just had some unfortunate things happen to him this year.

"Everyone on the team, all of the coaches, it's obvious when he's on the field the impact he can have on the game. We want to give him every opportunity, and I'm sure he wants it as well."

Bevell also said the team will make sure the game plan isn't too big for quarterback Russell Wilson.

"I think we need to keep that in mind," he said. "We're working with a second-year player, and a second-year quarterback. ...

"He's fabulous, he's fabulous in everything that we've asked him to do, he does a great job of managing all of the situations, and he's come up big in just about every one of those for us.

"We don't want to push the limit and push it over and ask him to do too much and have that show up in his play or anything. We haven't done that. I don't know if you could do that to him because he is so well-prepared and he puts so much pressure on himself to do the right things all of the time, but he's showed up big in all of the situations for us."

Three Seahawks sat out practice Wednesday due to injuries: running back Marshawn Lynch (knee), wide receiver Doug Baldwin (hip) and defensive tackle Brandon Mebane (ankle). All are expected to play in the Super Bowl.

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