I don't know much about Hamlin, so I PM'ed BGBootha about him when I heard we were looking to sign him. He reinforced what I already thought and that is that we are signing another less talented Roy Williams. Hamlin bites too hard on teh play action and can get beat over the top. So unless one of the two (Hamlin) can be trained to stay back and cover deep, this is going to be a scary season for our pass defense.
Having said all of that, I think that the biggest plus about this is the fact that we have a defensive guru here to manage this move. I trust Phillips to get these guys in their proper positions and solely due to the fact that he is running the defense, I think we have a top-3 to top-5 defense next season.