Ed Odeven Reporting

By Ed Odeven
TOKYO (Sept. 17, 2020) — It’s been more than 30 years since sportswriter Greg Logan’s ambitious book on New York Jets teammates Joe Klecko and Joe Fields was published.

It’s a unique, original concept, detailing the careers of two players from opposite sides of the ball.

For his 1989 tome “Nose to Nose: Survival in the Trenches of the NFL,” Logan focused on the gritty work of defensive lineman Klecko and offensive lineman Fields, giving readers an inside look at the line of scrimmage and how position battles impact the game and how players cope with injuries.

Logan wrote the book during his days as the Jets beat reporter for Newsday, a New York newspaper. Nowadays, he still writes for Newsday, with the current focus on covering the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets.

In a recent interview, Logan looked back on “Nose to Nose” and offered some…

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