I think that we are all excited to see the 2 ball autonomous modes play out at the championship, but I want to look at the next stage in evolution of how to prevent these.
Given the assumption that both alliances have auton shooters, but one alliance has a robot who can (with some accuracy) do a 2 ball autonomous. It would seem reasonable to try and block this second ball. Not only is it 10 pts but it is also the tower strength implication of starting at 8 vs 7.
So now the question is how to do it.
All of the 2 ball autons I have seen use the low bar, grab the farthest ball off the center line after dropping their preload. It seems to me that the best way to disrupt the 2 ball is to beat them to the ball. This can either be through intaking it yourself or by just knocking it out of the way. All of this sounds easy, but the robot orientation is strange because of the secret passage and you have the same restrictions of not being able to cross the center line.
What do you all think, is it possible and is it worth the risk?