"[The pressure] probably would have been talked about more if I had gone to the Crows perhaps," Hamilton said on Tuesday.
"I guess people are going to talk about it. I guess being in Melbourne helps, I'm looking forward to starting my career here at the Doggies and escaping the South Australian environment.
"Their footy careers are fairly well known so I just use them for a bit of guidance but try to keep to myself and not worry them too much. At the end of the day I can't control what they've done in their careers."