In his short ownership of the Raiders, Davis has been known for a hands off approach to the football side of the operations, focusing on the business aspects of the team by appointing then handing control of football operations to General Manager Reggie McKenzie. This form of management is in stark contrast to his father who, up to his death, had control of both the business and football sides of the team.
In 2013, Davis fired the Raiders public relations director after a Sports Illustrated article that was critical of Davis' father. Davis stated that the director's replacement needed to understand the importance of his father's legacy and actively protect it.
Davis gained control of the team towards the end of the Raiders lease with the O.co Coliseum a facility that dates back to 1965 and has multiple issues due to its age. It is also the only stadium of which still houses a NFL and MLB team at the same time. Davis has put himself in charge of an effort to establish a new stadium for the Raiders. He has stated a desire to keep the Raiders in Oakland (preferably on the Coliseum site) or the immediate area but due to the lack of a stadium plan has talked to other cities such as Los Angeles, California and San Antonio, Texas.