Obviously, the New Orleans Saints have a number of strengths.

We are, after all, talking about a team that's currently in sole-possession of first-place in the NFC South, with a 6-3 record.

Red-zone defense, however, is not one of those strengths.

Through the first nine weeks of the 2011 NFL season, the Saints rank dead last in red-zone defense, with opponents scoring a touchdown over 70% of the time.

That's quite a difference from the Saints' Super Bowl Championship team of 2009, when they led the league in red-zone defense.

How are they working to improve in that area?

New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams


James Varney, of the Times-Picayune, has the story.