"He did offer me to become a Raiders coach, and to be their head coach," Simms recalled. "I got interviewed over the phone for many, many hours."
"Of course I turned it down," he said. "I'm glad I did because how bitter would I be if I got hired and fired a few times?"
Simms' revelation emerges from left field, but it's clear Davis was a man who operated in the shadows, driven to return his franchise to glory. Unless the Raiders release a Watergate-like audio history of Davis' telephone conversations, we're left to wonder about the rest.