When a team is coming off of a 1-15 season, that team needs to find a foundation to build for the present and the future. The Bay Area Panthers of the IFL need roster stability and depth so that they have a solid foundation. By signing lineman Boss Tagaloa for a second year the Panthers show that they plan to build their team through the line of scrimmage.
Tagaloa said, “I’m excited to come back and believe in the program with the tools and players we’ve added.” Tagaloa is a 6’2″ 310 lbs. offensive lineman that played at UCLA, his first two seasons were as a defensive lineman for the Bruins and his last two seasons were at the Center position for the Bruin’s offensive line.
Tagaloa only played in three games in 2022 for the Panthers due to injury issues. But with the ability to play either offensive or defensive line, a healthy Tagaloa not only helps the Panthers with his size, but his versatility adds depth to their lines on both sides of the ball. If the Panthers are going to be able to compete in the IFL then they will certainly need to improve their quality of line play.
Darren Arbet, the head coach and general manager for the Panthers, said “He excelled in the Pac-12 playing both sides of the ball and he gives us a lot of options.” It will be interesting to see if Tagaloa can overcome his recent history of injuries and have a breakout season in 2023 for the Bay Area Panthers.
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