Aaron Rodgers has spelling lesson for antsy Packers fans: R-E-L-A-X

Aaron Rodgers has spelling lesson for antsy Packers fans: R-E-L-A-X

The Green Bay Packers are 1-2. The offense has been stuck between gears, ranking 28th in total yards. Aaron Rodgers has failed to reach the 200-yard mark in two of three games.

Time to panic?

Rodgers has some advice for Packers fans who are bracing for a long, cold winter.

"Five letters here just for everybody out there in Packer-land: R-E-L-A-X," Rodgers said Tuesday on his ESPN Milwaukee radio show. "Relax. We're going to be OK."

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Feel better, Packers Nation?

Rodgers hasn't been above reproach. He entered the season as one of the league's favorites for MVP but has missed some key throws — including a fourth-down pass Sunday to Jordy Nelson that would have been a late touchdown — and has hinted at a slight disconnect with the halftime adjustments (or lack thereof) by the coaching staff.

So, naturally, everyone wants to pin it on one or two things. Fans have complained that Rodgers is on too many TV ads (but forget that whole Discount Double Check thing from last year?) and that his celebrity girlfriend — the comely Olivia Munn — might be distracting him from his on-field duties. Ah, social media.

Rodgers seemed shocked that people were suggesting this had anything to do with ... anything.

"Everybody's wondering that?" Rodgers asked rhetorically. "Those [claims] are so idiotic, it's not even worth responding to either one of those."

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Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter!