It cannot be stated enough how much gute crushed it with these defensive additions.
At least for the Smiths, I don't think it could have been drawn up any better. Probably not even as good as is reality. The two guys are beasts and completely changed things day 1. What a success. Gute has made some mistakes, but these signings were such a huge win, it's impressive.
Moves like that aren't sustainable though, so hopefully young draft picks keep panning out as well.