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Sean Payton: 'Our city is broken'

Sean Payton coached Will Smith eight seasons. (FOX 8 File) Sean Payton coached Will Smith eight seasons. (FOX 8 File)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Saints Head Coach Sean Payton opened up about gun violence in a wide-ranging interview with USA Today after the death of Will Smith.

“Two hundred years from now, they’re going to look back and say, ‘What was that madness about?’ “ Payton said. “The idea that we need them to fend off intruders … people are more apt to draw them (in other situations). That’s some silly stuff we’re hanging onto.”

Payton also revealed to USA Today he drove to the scene of Smith's death around 5:45 Sunday morning.

“I wanted to see it,” he said.

Payton also admitted to the newspaper he's still "numb" today.

“We don’t hear this noise when something happens in New Orleans East, or in the Lower 9,” Payton said, alluding to predominantly African-American communities. “Now you creep into the Garden District."

“I just know this: our city is broken.”

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