Aqib Talib is the Patriots' top cover cornerback. His size and shutdown ability were evident last week against Vincent Jackson.

This week he'll have another tough test with the 6-foot-3 220-pound Julio Jones. Or at least one would assume that would be the way the Patriots would match it up on Sunday night in Atlanta.

As of Thursday Talib said he still didn't yet know what the game plan would be regarding how they would try to stop Jones. At least he said he didn't know.

Either way Talib referred to Jones as Atlanta's top receiver following Thursday's practice.

"When he first came into the league it still was kind of the Roddy White show over there" said Talib. "Now Julio kind of took the reins as the number one receiver.