Advocate file photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan speaks with strong safety Kenny Vaccaro. Ryan has drawn criticism for the Saints defense's poor performance this season.

New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro thought he had it all figured out in the off-season.

He wanted to be considered a great player, not a player who was adequate at multiple positions. So this season -- his second year -- he'd focus on playing great at one position.

That plan hasn't worked out, but Vaccaro said Friday that he's happy to return to his position as the defense's chess piece.

Check out our Saints black and gold blog for more insight from Vaccaro.