Saints camp tidbits: Sunday, July 27

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- New Orleans Saints cornerback Champ Bailey (27) practices at the Saints Training Facility during an OTA in Metairie, La. Thursday, June 19, 2014.
Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- New Orleans Saints cornerback Champ Bailey (27) practices at the Saints Training Facility during an OTA in Metairie, La. Thursday, June 19, 2014.

A few minutes with ... Champ Bailey

The 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback chats with The Advocate about possibly winning a Super Bowl with the Saints and impressive young teammates Kenny Vaccaro and Brandin Cooks.

The Advocate: Do you think this team has what it takes to win a Super Bowl?

Champ Bailey: We do, but it’s too early to even consider that we’re one of the top two or three teams in this league. We’ve just got to keep grinding and everything will play itself out.

TA: When you have a young teammate like Kenny Vaccaro, do you see something in him that you once saw in yourself?

CB: He’s hungry. And I think as a young guy ... everybody has talent. And if you don’t have the mindset for it, you’re going to look average. That’s why he doesn’t look average. He wants to be one of the best, or the best. He’s going to be a great player.

TA: Are you impressed with rookie receiver Brandin Cooks?

CB: It’s early. I’m not going to get ahead of myself. (But) his mindset and his talent alone — that makes me feel real optimistic about his future. That guy is going to be good. You can’t be bad with that kind of talent and that kind of mindset. He’s going to be good. I can’t predict awards (like Rookie of the Year), but if he keeps going the way he’s going, the sky’s the limit for him.

Injury report

Physically unable to perform: S Jairus Byrd (back), NT John Jenkins (reportedly, pec) and T Tavon Rooks (back)

Did not participate: WR Kenny Stills (quad)

Next three up

SUNDAY’S PRACTICE:

7:50 a.m.-10:40 a.m. CDT

MONDAY’S PRACTICE:

7:50 a.m.-10:40 a.m. CDT

TUESDAY’S PRACTICE:

7:50 a.m.-10:40 a.m. CDT

Until Aug. 13, practicesare held at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The Advocate will tweet observations throughout practice. Follow @RVargasAdvocate, @UnderhillAdv, @RabalaisAdv and @EstwickSaints.

Until Aug. 13, practices are held at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The Advocate will tweet observations throughout practice. Follow @RVargasAdvocate, @UnderhillAdv, @RabalaisAdv and @EstwickSaints.