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After 18 seasons with the Steelers, all signs point to Monday night being Ben Roethlisberger's last game at Heinz Field. It should be a night filled with emotion. According to Dejan Kovacevic of DKPittsburghSports, Roethlisberger has already asked several of his old teammates to show up at Heinz Field for Monday night's game against the Browns.
Roethlisberger also traveled his family out to Kansas City for the game against the Chiefs, which rarely ever happens. Tracy Wolfson of CBS said during the broadcast that it partially had to do with it being Christmas, but Roethlisberger is also “soaking up the time he has left.”
During his weekly press conference on Tuesday, Mike Tomlin was asked about Monday night possibly being Roethlisberger's last game at Heinz Field, and Tomlin wasn't in a reflective type of mood. However, Tomlin did say that he experienced 15 years of "Hall of Fame caliber play"when it comes to Roethlisberger.
Tomlin said “we don’t have enough time” to discuss what Roethlisberger has meant to the organization, and they are “singularly focused on the here and now.”
“I don’t know that it is going to impact anything relative to what we are intending to do or what he might intend to do,” Tomlin said in regards to Roethlisberger.
Indeed, it appears that an end of an era is on the horizon. Hopefully, the Steelers don't get embarrassed by the Browns at home like last year in the playoffs. Roethlisberger deserves a proper send-off.