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It is time to take the handcuffs off of Taylor Martinez.
In his freshman season at Nebraska, Martinez dazzled Cornhuskers fans with his ability to make plays with his feet.
The past two seasons, Martinez tried to make plays with his arm instead. That did not work out too well.
It looked as if the Nebraska coaching staff was afraid to put Martinez in a position where he may be injured, worried that they didn't have a reliable backup quarterback.
Nebraska finally has some depth at the quarterback position.
Brion Carnes, the 2011 backup, and freshman Tommy Armstrong will provide options at the quarterback position if something where to happen to Martinez.
Carnes has been progressing as a quarterback and time will tell what Nebraska has planned for Armstrong.
By having talented players to go at the quarterback position, the Nebraska coaching staff can once again allow Martinez to make plays with his feet.