We know that 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f6 is a disaster for Black (Damiano Opening).
But White has an extra move. Can he therefore play 1. e4 e5 2. f3 ?
If Black replies 2... Nf6, White has 3. Ne2 (followed eventually by Ng3). That seems to stave off the immediate problem of the Damiano Opening.
So does the extra move give White enough leeway to play like this?