Cole Kmet: Saints were better disciplined than Bears
In a day where he scored 2 touchdowns, including a spectacular catch over Tyrann Mathieu, tight end Cole Kmet was still not satisfied in the Bears’ loss to the Saints.
Sunday afternoon in New Orleans, Kmet tallied 6 receptions for 55 yards and 2 touchdowns. His 2 scores are third-most ever for a Bears player in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. But, Kmet said the Bears were not disciplined enough in the loss.
“You can’t win in the NFL when it’s 5-0 on the turnover battle. They had 1 penalty, I think we had 8,” Kmet said to Jeff Joniak on The Official Bears Postgame Live presented by United Airlines. “Credit to [the Saints], they were more disciplined than us today and they took care of the ball better than we did today. That’s why they ended up winning.”
Even with the loss, Kmet was optimistic about the Bearas offense. He said he saw good things from Tyson Bagent, who made his 3rd ever NFL start.
“We were moving the ball really well in the first half and and going into the second half too,” Kmet said. “It just comes down to our execution and finish and not turning the ball over, and those penalties. There’s some really good things I think we put on tape and I’m looking forward to seeing what we did. We have to look at the good and bad and move onto Thursday night.”
The Bears only have to wait a few days to try and rebound, as they host the Carolina Panthers at Soldier Field on Thursday night. When asked about the postgame message, Kmet was clear on what head coach Matt Eberflus said.
“Just keep your heads up, we have to move to Thursday quickly.”
For the full video between Kmet and Jeff Joniak, check out the video above.