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What will the reception be like for Roethlisberger?

Ben Roethlisberger got a warm reception from Steeler fans both at training camp and during his first appearance during the preseason at Heinz Field.

The question about if he will be cheered or booed has once again come up with #7 getting set for his first game back after being suspended this Sunday.

While I can’t see Steeler Nation turning their back on their franchise QB, the question was brought up to Mike Tomlin during his Tuesday press conference.

“I expect him to get a warm reception. I really do,” Tomlin said. “I really think that’s the nature of Steelers Nation. I know we’re excited about having him back. I know he’s excited about getting back with his teammates and performing for our fans at Heinz Field.”

About the only negative reaction that Ben has gotten anywhere so far was in Denver in the teams third preseason game, as Bronco fans booed him. You would think he will get jeered on the road this season, but the way Steeler Nation travels, you never know.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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