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Simms: Davis offered coaching job

Two-time Super Bowl champion and 1987 Super Bowl

Two-time Super Bowl champion and 1987 Super Bowl MVP Phil Simms. Photo Credit: David Pokress

How about this for a stunner: Less than a week after Raiders owner Al Davis died at age 82, former Giants quarterback Phil Simms, now an NFL analyst for CBS and Showtime, said Davis once offered him the Raiders' head coaching job. 

On Wednesday night's Inside the NFL on Showtime, Simms said Davis did indeed make the offer, although he wouldn't specify when it was made. 

"He did offer me to become a Raiders coach, and to be their head coach," Simms said, per USA Today. "And I got interviewed over the phone for many, many hours. I don't know if it's a compliment, maybe it says something about him that's not good.

"Of course, I turned it down. I'm glad I did," he said, "because I would truly - how bitter would I be if I'd been hired and got fired a few times?"

 

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